There is nothing like knowing that we are clean.
I worked with a pastor once who was urging me to be Mr. Clean in my ministry and he said, “I’ve slept soundly with a clear conscience every night of my life.” That’s a pretty awesome testimony. And whether we can make that boast today or not, we can start living that way now so it can become our testimony tomorrow.
God has made a way for us to be clean.
The first step to being clean is to get clean.
- We need to open the door of our inner lives to God, exposing our sin and asking for His total and complete forgiveness.
- We need to accept His forgiveness by faith and then reject our affiliation with those sins by closing every open door that entices us to return to them.
- We need to find a wing-man/girl to help us live in our new, cleansed identity.
- And then we can shave our head, wear a gold hoop and buy a skin-tight T-shirt…sorry.
“Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you” (Jesus to His disciples in John 15:3).
“To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy” (from the Doxology of Jude 1:24)