The Washing of The Word
We are painting our entire garage so we decided to take the popcorn off of the ceiling. There’s no doubt that most of my revelation for writing comes when I’m sweating, whether I’m the garden, on a project or exercising.
Today as I was scraping popcorn ceiling with Tommy Mydlo I thought of the freshness we are able to experience as new creatures in Christ. Our old sins disappear under the precious blood of Christ.
Yes, our Spirit is made new supernaturally and immediately when we make Jesus Lord. But, our minds, our wills, our emotions, and our bodies all have a long way to go to look like Jesus. There is a scraping away that has to be done, a renewal that only can take place through the crucifixion or our flesh and the renewal of our minds in the Word of God.
As I was spraying the water to loosen the popcorn I thought about the scripture in Ephesians 5:25-26, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,”
Y’all, The Word washes us clean. When we study it, mediate on it, memorize it, and apply it to our lives, we are truly made more and more holy everyday. It’s not a one time cleansing. We must clean our hearts and minds daily with God’s Holy Word.
How did the ceiling come out? Absolutely fresh. Our floor looked like it snowed in our garage before we swept and washed it, but it was worth it. Now, it’s time for mud and paint.
You know I’ll show you a finished picture. I’m pretty sure I am addicted to before and afters. To see a once dirty, broken piece or room made new, beautiful and fit for a Kingdom, it excites me to no end. I think I get that from God.