Sometimes, the best part of my day is when I wash all of it off. I pull my hair up and submerge my face in hot water. I let the bad rinse off and go down the drain, scrubbing off the remnants of the long day I had just faced. Even my three year old will ask for a baby wipe to wash her face at night. She wipes away all the tears she has cried that day and all of the frustrations and challenges that she faced. Everything is wiped away in the preparation of a new day.
Psalms 51:7 says:
Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life.
I don’t know about you, but I can just see the purity in being washed in the lords presence and his grace pouring into me to wash me whiter than snow.
I love washing my face at the end of a long day, but that is so small in comparison to what Jesus can cleanse us from.
For me it’s stress, exhaustion, mom guilt, teacher worries, and a cop wife life.
What I love about the lord though, and this simple little verse, is that he cleanses so much more than just what my day had on me. He can cleanse your worst moment, your worst day, your breakdown.. and when HE cleanses there are no spots left behind. There are no dark spots…no bumps that are now uncovered.
I want to soak in the lords laundry knowing that tomorrow I will start fresh and pure. I don’t have to carry yesterday’s dirt with me.
I have to wash my face every night and I have to ask the lord daily to clean my heart, my spirit, my attitude, and my mind. I’ve learned that even Christians have to regularly bathe in the lords grace.
I can’t explain why I smiled tonight when I washed my face and this verse dropped into my heart. Maybe it was the simplicity in washing my face and applying that to my spiritual life. Maybe it was knowing that’s God’s grace can wash the dirtiest and make it completely clean without spot.
Lord tonight I pray for cleanliness. I pray for a spiritual washing of grace and purity over the person reading this post. I pray that she would know that no matter how dirty her face got today that you can make it spotless and without blame. I pray that if there is any doubt in your ability to make her whiter than snow that you will flood her spirit with your grace. I pray lord that whatever she faced today that as she washes it all off she feels your presence covering her.
Lord I thank you for always putting your word in my heart… even when I am just washing my face ❤️