Deep Clean

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Posted by Katie

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A few months back, my husband accidentally spilled a cup of coffee on a special hand-made quilt. It was not just any handmade quilt either….it was the wedding ring quilt my mom made for our (as the name implies) WEDDING. It was a total accident, Phillip felt terrible about it, and so did I. We sprung immediately into action and tried those two things you do when you need to get a potentially rotten stain out of fabric….soaking and scubbing.

We soaked the quilt in water and soaked some more. Then we scrubbed the fabric nearly raw trying to get that stain out. We didn’t give up until it looked as good as new (which it eventually did!).

We worked hard to clean out the stain because the quilt had been a very special gift to us. You work hard to clean stains out of things you care about.

God is like that. He cares more about us than we even have the words to express. And when it comes to cleaning us, I truly believe he takes the same two-step approach we did…soak and scrub. We are to be fully immersed in the Living Water and He will begin to clean us from the inside out. We are to be willing to crucified with Christ until all selfishness is scrubbed out of us. (This is not always a pain-free process.)

God won’t ever tire in this endeavor. He will not cease. He will keep working on us until he has accomplished a thoroughly deep clean and we begin to look like new again.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Phillippians 1:6

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