It was a little too long since the kitchen floor was scrubbed. In the meantime, I had been wiping up the little stains that kept appearing, trying to keep it looking “clean enough”.
Finally, the big day…I scrubbed that baby CLEAN. Being very happy with myself, feeling the clean smoothness under my feet, and smelling lemon in the air, I started a pot of coffee.
Not sure how it happened, but my cup of coffee ended up on the floor. Did I just do that??? I started wiping it up…
Isn’t that the way it works with our sinful nature? We confess and repent of our sins, and feel so clean. We even start feeling that maybe the sin has been overcome. Then just like the coffee spilling onto the clean floor, our sin spills over our clean soul…and it becomes smudged again. And this happens over and over again.
Never lose heart! Never give up! Never, repeat, NEVER think that Jesus will abandon you. Jesus is waiting for you to confess again and again, and turn your sin over to Him. He is always there with you, to scrub your heart and soul clean, with His love and grace. Enjoy, and bask in His unlimited mercy and love!
1John 1:8-10 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.