I love my showers! I have a shower every day and when I do not have one I feel quite depressed at not feeling clean, it effects my mood so much, it’s a little crazy. I do not feel that I can face most things without getting into the shower for a good old clean.
It is refreshing to be clean!
Just as it is refreshing for our bodies to be clean, it is refreshing for our souls for our Spirit within us to be clean.
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
It is important to be cleansed so that we can have a right relationship with our Lord. Confessing our sins to Him and asking for forgiveness, is a simple step, although pride can get in the way. Sometimes, I can hold on to my sin, but when I realize that I am sinful and ask for forgiveness, it is such a comfort that we can all be presented blameless to our Lord.
I love this prayer written by David: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10. When we have a clean heart, we do not have that horrible feeling of guilt hanging over us, we are set free from sin. Our Lord wants that for us.
When pride gets in the way and we hold on to our sin, we are going down a road to destruction. If we humble ourselves before the Lord, confess our sins and follow Him, life is so much better! We have a Saviour who died for us, who paid for all our sins and we can live free because of Him. We have hope because of Him.
So… “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22.