It Feels Good to be Clean – March 30, 2015

Today’s Scripture… “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy
He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” — Titus 3:5

Thoughts for Today… I got up the other morning and headed out into the busy schedule of activities
that I had planned for the day.   And during the procession of events, I got myself dirty.  I’m talking about real dirty. Dirt all over me — in my hair, on my face, in my ears, under my fingertips — everywhere.  I mean to tell you, I was filthy. Looked like a pig that just got finished wallowing in the mud…ok maybe not quite that bad, but I probably smelled that bad. In other words, you didn’t want to ask me out to a sit down meal at a nice restaurant.  So, naturally, I found myself scrubbing down in the shower. You  know the drill
— shampoo and soap, scalding hot water and a scrub a dub dub,  will get just about anything clean.

When I exited the shower, I remember actually saying out loud, “Aaaah, it feels good to be clean.” And it did. I could definitely tell the difference between the before and after. As I stood there enjoying the moment, it reminded me of a different cleansing that I have received in my life.  It was when Jesus cleansed me of my sins.

I had gotten myself dirty.  Filthy.  Sin all over me.  In my hair, on my face, in my ears, under my fingertips — everywhere.  I was a sinner, lost and headed for hell. And no soap or bottle of shampoo was going to wash away the filth of my transgressions. But Jesus did. He climbed upon the cross and shed His blood to cleanse me of all my sins.  All I had to do was accept His forgiveness and invite Him into my life.

And when I did, I got that same sensation magnified infinitely… …”Aaaah, it feels good to be clean.”

Friend, even today, we get ourselves dirty with the things of this world.  We do and say things that we shouldn’t, and we don’t do the things we ought to.  The Bible says that is sin.  And it’s filth in the eyes of God. Thank God for Jesus.  All we have to do is confess our sins and He is always faithful to forgive.

Maybe today there is some area of your life that needs to be turned over to Christ.  Perhaps there is some sin that you need to confess.  Get it right with Him.  And enjoy the moment. There isn’t a better feeling than knowing you are in a right relationship with the Father.

It feels good to be clean. Know what I mean?

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

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