After my adventure of picking up and reviving living sea creatures, I found one I thought was empty, and it was; however, it still had a small amount of the remainder of its inhabitant that I couldn’t see; I didn’t realize it until a few minutes later when I began to smell something heinous. I had gotten it on my hands, and it had now dripped all over my bag. I immediately knew which one it was and removed it. I couldn’t look at that seashell anymore without wanting to vomit. I didn’t notice it, to begin with, because it was a perfectly beautiful shell, but once I had it in my possession, it showed its real intention, to mar me with its filth. Do you see where I’m going with this? The beautiful shell is a picture of us; we look perfect on the outside but are filled with the heinous rot of sin; the smell of death. Some of us try our best not to sin, but because we are human, it’s nearly impossible, and like the seashell, we have a tiny bit of rot inside that no one but God can see. Sin separates us from God, and he shuts us out because the sin makes us smell rotten, but Jesus is a powerful cleanser that can wash the smell of death off of us and make us clean and pristine.
How can you live knowing you are a stench to God? Don’t you want him to find you clean? There is only one way for that to happen, and that is to accept Jesus as your Savior. It’s straightforward to do, but you have to commit to him, believe that he is the son of God, believe that he was born in perfection through a virgin birth, and believe that he died for your sin and was raised from the dead. These are all miracles that only God can do, but you must believe. It seems a little out there if you haven’t heard of these things, but if you are feeling the weight of the world, it might be time to allow Jesus to take that pressure off your shoulders. Accept his gift and clean the filth out of your soul.
Pray this prayer if you want to accept him today: Lord Jesus, come into my life. I believe that you are the son of God, that you were born to save me from my sin, that you died and were raised again to cleanse me. I commit to turning away from my sinful life and pursue you from today onward. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer today. Please message me. I would love to begin praying for you and give you some direction.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. John 3:16-18