Over the weekend I traveled from Kansas to North Carolina with my husband. We stopped at a couple of hotels along the way. Everybody knows hotels usually only provide white towels and rags/wash cloths. Why? We need to know if the item we are using is clean right!? Right! But, one thing that always amazes me is the amount of dirt that accumulates on the rags during use. Judge me if you want! lol No matter whether I took a shower that night and then I woke up and took a shower that morning...whatever the case may be, I still find traces of “uncleanliness” on the rag. I’m sure if it was a different color, it wouldn’t be so obvious. There probably wouldn’t be anything that stood out at all. However, because it’s white, I can see everything. I see that places I thought were clean, were not so clean after all.
What does this have to do with anything? I’m glad you asked. God’s word is like a white rag. Use it to wash yourself daily and you will find no matter how much you “wash” yourself, there are places in your life that still need a little more attention. A little more sanctification.
A little more Jesus.
We are all in a process and none of us have arrived. We will never not need God. This blog is to encourage you all, as well as myself, to never stop examining yourself using God’s word. Again, none of us have arrived. Not until we make it to heaven. If you have ever said to yourself, “I’m good in that area”....live a little longer and dig into God’s word a little deeper. You will find that you still need God. You will find that there is always room to grow in every area of your life. Furthermore, I pray this blog encourages you to pray for others more than you judge or criticize them - even your enemies.
In this "cancel culture" and the times we are in where social media is used to point out the negative in someone's life much more often than to celebrate others, ensure there is no beam in your eye first. Matthew 7:3 says, “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?" We may have heard this scripture many times. It was probably used to communicate that we should not judge our neighbor. My point in quoting this scripture is to encourage you to judge yourself, examine yourself. Don't jump on the band wagon of tearing someone else down. It's a distraction to your own purification journey.
Friends, let God's word be a lamp unto your feet. Let it be your white rag.
Until next time, be big, be balanced, be blessed.