Friday, January 25, 2008


As I was quietly contemplating in front of my stove the Lord brought this to my mind.........

We as believers are like the glass on my stove. When it was new it was clear and I could see through it clearly, but as we began using it a film of ash built up and it became more difficult to see inside. Now, if we wiped this film off everyday it came off very easily, but the longer we let it go the harder it is to get clean and the quicker it builds up and the less we see.

Our hearts are like this......when we were new in our relationship with Christ or when we have had a defining moment of closeness with Him we can see clearly Christ and His workings in our hearts. But as time goes on and we live life, "ash" called sin, builds up and makes it more difficult to see what Christ has for us. If we deal with our sin right away it is rather easy to get back on track with God and see Him working. But if we let it go, the thicker the "sin wall" gets between us & God and the harder it is to "clean" away and the longer it takes for us to clearly see God again.

So sin is the "ash" that clouds our vision and by spending time with God each day we can clear away any "ash" [sin] that may have accumulated from the day before or week before or......hopefully it's just a film not a layer! :smile

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Cor. 7:1

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