That's a good looking laundry room isn't it? Clean, spotless, orderly; and absolutely not mine. The fact is, I am so ashamed of anyone seeing my laundry room that I sought out a beautiful photo representation from the web instead of snapping one of my own. It's bad y'all! I have to admit that I'm organized in my heart but I fail at putting ideas into practice. We are all a work in progress though, right? Right. Moving right along.
As I dried off after my shower this morning, my first thought was, "We need new towels". Then for some reason, I laughed at my 20 something-years-ago self and how excited that bride-to-be was about picking out towels in a certain color scheme. They had to be BLUE. Blue was our theme color! I want to go back and tell that girl, "Save yourself some time and go with solid white. You can wash them all together with bleach and you will just have to buy new ones in a couple of years anyway." Ah well; live and learn.
I started thinking about those towels and how they are like our lives. Stay with me here. Think about it. We start out all fresh, clean and new. Then as we go through our everyday lives, the world starts wearing on us; makes us dingy if you will. Sometimes we make mistakes, get a stain, and try like the devil to get that spot off so no one sees it. You see the stain, but no matter how much you try, the stain doesn't quite go away, there is still a remnant. Pretty profound thoughts for 6 AM right? The mind is a mystery.
The good news is, God can completely erase those stains. He makes us brand new, shiny and clean! Here's how:
If you are a believer and DO know what I'm talking about. Keep in mind that we are spotless before HIM. Sometimes I need a reminder. The devil wants us to see our lives like the stained, never-will-be-white-again towels when God want's us to remember he cleansed us. MADE US SPOTLESS. That's fantastic news all day long.
My name is Joni...