Get Rid Of Filth In Your Heart (Morning)

TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL

James 1:19-25

TODAY’S RHEMA

James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

That morning, Grace barricaded her bedroom. Four-year-old Grace just stood there arms extended. She didn’t allow anyone to enter her room, not even her mother. Periodically, her father asks a professional cleaning agency to clean his house. From the front porch to the back yard. Every nooks and cranny must be spotless. Grace afraid that those strange men would take her favorite bed sheet and bed cover away from her. After not so simple persuasions and a lot of sobbing and screaming she relented. Her mother took her for a walk with her plush toy. When they returned, she went into her room, realizing ‘Well it’s not that bad’. Her room now becomes cleaner and tidier. It also smells fragrant and it soothes her. Her bedsheet and bed cover had been replaced with a new one. Amazingly, she doesn’t mind at all. Her room is now more comfortable. She enjoys this new set.

Without we even knowing, we act just like a four-year-old in our daily spiritual lives. Every. Single. Time. Our bedroom is the most private place in our home. In our ‘bedroom’ we are allowed, without we even realize it, to stockpile a huge amount of secrets. Let’s see: dirty socks of negligence, improper placement of guilt and remorse, an empty bag of envy there and a half-empty bottle of bitterness here, a package full of grudges, misplaced sense of self-justification, a popped ball full of pride, the list goes on and on. That garbage and wastes would do nothing but harm to your spiritual life. But when Jesus came to visit and clean it, we adamantly denied His entry.

All we need to do is have a decent amount of courage to invite God, the true owner of our hearts, to come in. To let Him in and restore the most vulnerable spots in our hearts. Grace’s father and God have one thing in common: they never mean us harm. You’re ashamed when someone tried to enter your wrecked bedroom, aren’t you? But when our bedrooms are spotless, we will invite everyone to come in. He cleaned our hearts so you and I would happily invite Him into our hearts, our clean and tidy hearts. When our hearts are restored to their original state, He can do anything good in our lives.

REFLECTION

For God can do His works, first, you need to GET RID OF FILTHY IN YOUR HEART.

APPLICATIONS

1. Do you believe that His words and gospels can truly save you?
2. If not, is there any rubbish inside your heart?
3. What you will do to discard those junks and clean your heart?

TODAY’S PRAYER

“LORD, forgive me because sometimes I deny You. I am just afraid that You may ravage my comfort zone. Right now, I invite You in. Help me with my chores to get rid of filth. Clean my heart and fill it with Your grace and blessings, that it may change my life for the better and salvation. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”

YEARLY BIBLE READING

Judges 4-6
Luke 4:31-44