“What are you doing?” I asked my brother.
“Just cleaning some finger marks, that’s all,” he said.
“Nope. None of that,” I protested. “I invited you to enjoy your visit in the sunshine state to relax, not to do any cleaning.”
But no matter how much I complained he and his lovely bride took over the cleaning of spots we had missed.
So sweet of them. I invited them to be our guests with one purpose and here they are, wiping fingerprints from doors.
How similar to an invitation I had made decades ago. And back then my life needed much more than wiping fingerprint marks. It needed a desperate cleaning. So when I invited Jesus into my world, made Him my all, my Lord of everything, He too began the cleaning process. He scrubbed any doubt about my destiny for eternity. He wiped away fear that had paralyzed me. He blotted the anxiety that stained my days. And He scraped all the stress that had then controlled my life.
David needed the same. And he looked to heaven and sent his own invitation. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow” (Psalm 51:1, 2, 7).
Father, it’s in the invitation extended to your son Jesus that began a clean life for me. Thank you for having the power to remove what stained my world, my days and my life. In His name I thank you. Amen.
- Any cleaning needed in you lately?
- When will you invite Him into your heart?
- Are you ready to live a life clean of fear and uncertainty?
Blindness tried to darken her life. Tragedy tried to defeat her. But instead, Janet Perez Eckles became an international speaker, #1 best-selling author, radio host and personal success coach. Her passion is to help you see the best of life by conquering fear and showing you the secret to personal success. www.janetperezeckles.com
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