We have LOTS of dishes!
My hands know the kitchen sink all too well.
This weekend I was washing a stack of dishes & grabbed
a pan coated in yucky, dried grossness. (How is it possible
that this icky mess was once tasty food?)
As I filled that pot with water I said to myself,
“Soaking in water does wonders. It chips away the
And then the Holy Spirit cleared His throat.
“If you’d sit more quietly in my presence I could
chip away at the crusty stuff in your life; the
attitudes that are old, dried, itchy & really
The next morning when I was reading The Word I forced
my mind to shush up, to be still, to soak in the Words
I was reading. Then quietly He whispered to my heart,
proving that He sees me better than I see myself;
showing me the yucky junk that has attached itself to
my thoughts; pointing out how those thoughts lead
to patterns that look nothing like Him. Things I
truly had not even realized were there!
Water does do wonders!
Sitting in His presence;
allowing His wonderfulness wash over me:
soften my heart;
letting my tears be a relief instead of
a frustrated outcry;
loving Him because I’m suddenly awe-struck
by His graciousness to me!
Thank you, Jesus, for speaking to me anytime,
anywhere, through any situation…
even the kitchen sink!
But those who drink the water I give will
never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh,
bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you,
and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away…”