Clean . . .

Recently I opened our dishwasher, I wondered what went wrong. Instead of seeing sparkling clean dishes, I removed plates and glasses that were covered in a chalky dust. I thought if the hard water in my area was wrecking havoc, or if the dishwasher was broken.

God's cleaning, unlike that faulty dishwasher, washes away all of our impurities. We see in the book of Ezekiel that God is calling His people back to Himself as Ezekiel shared God's message of love and forgiveness. The Israelite's had sinned as they proclaimed their allegiance to other gods and other nations. The Lord, however, was merciful in welcoming them back to Himself. He promised to cleanse them ones impurities and all idols (Ezekiel 36:25). As He put His Spirit in them. He would bring them to a place of fruitfulness, not famine.

As in the days of the prophet Ezekiel, today the Lord welcomes us back to Him if we go astray. When we submit our selves to His will and His ways, He changes us as He washes us clean from our sins. Wit His Holy Spirit dwelling within us, He helps us to follow Him each and every day.

Lord God, the feeling of being cleansed and forgiven is like no other. Thank You for transforming us into a new person. Teach us to submit to You daily that I might grow more closely into the likeness of Jesus.

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