Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a good weekend. I just wanted to post some words of wisdom which a friend shared recently.
Our friend had been praying about a difficult situation she had encountered. She had felt justified in her behaviour and the actions she had taken. However, as she prayed about the course of events the Lord convicted her that although what she did was “right” her attitude towards it had been bad. Wow.
Those words really hit home to my friend. She had done the right thing but her attitude was not right.
How subtle that we can sometimes justify our bad attitudes because we know we have acted right.
Our prayer today. Lord reveal the true condition of our hearts so that we do right in the right way. We thank you for your grace every day and your mercies which are new every morning. Amen 🙏
So following on from my last post Purity and Preparation my friend Heather (who has guest posted here) told me this story which is a great encouragement.
Heather had decided to give her kitchen floor a scrub on her hands and knees with a scrubbing brush. Her floor didn’t look dirty because she mops it regularly but she felt prompted to get right down close and scrub it.
To her surprise the water in her bucket was soon black and dirty and she couldn’t believe how much ingrained dirt came out which the mop had missed.
She felt the Lord say that this can be the same for us. On the surface everything can look nice and clean but the Lord wants to get down deeper into some of those areas we just give a lick to and give us a deep clean. A deep, deep clean. Some of those bad habits and bad attitudes need to be submitted to God and broken in our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit and Cleansed by Jesus’ blood.
Lord you know which parts of our lives, our hearts and our attitudes need a deep clean. Come by your Holy Spirit Lord and show us where you want us to go deeper with you and what needs to change. Cleanse us Lord we pray and lead us deeper with you.