After installing some of our crisp white cabinets, the drywall finisher created a cloud of dust while sanding the walls. Dust is everywhere! Now we have a mess to clean up and cracks to clean in the doors and drawers of the cabinets. It’s okay; a little cleaning never hurts anyone. The smooth finish on the walls looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see it painted.
You can almost imagine our life in Christ in comparison to those cabinets. After accepting Jesus as our Savior, we were crisp and clean, but as trials of life hit us, a cloud of dust settled in our minds, causing us to need a little cleaning. Thankfully, our salvation lasts through the rough times and covers the messes we make. Repentance is vital to keeping ourselves healthy, freeing us from the guilt that can accumulate in our minds. The Holy Spirit will tug on your heart, causing you to feel guilty for sullying the body of Christ with sin. Repent and get over it! It’s that easy, like cleaning the dust from the cabinets.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. Colossians 3:3-6