The Sound of Growth and Release
I get the most God-inspired, call to action; get your faith on kind of ideas while washing the dishes. I have to stop mid-rinse, put the dinnerware in the sink, turn the water off, rip off the gloves, and get to paper or my phone to type or write myself a note. I usually return to the sink before the inspiration has run its course and this dance repeats a few times before it is complete. There in the midst of scrubbing and rinsing, I sense that, I am cleansing more than just cups, plates, and silverware but also my mind.
Every day I make God the center of my daily focus, I spend time in His Word and the seed of God takes deep root in my Heart. Nevertheless, throughout the day my mind is bombarded by the world’s look at me, read me, I’m cool check me out attention grabbers. Assaulted. All. Day. Long. Somehow, in the mundane, during the cleansing of mind and dishes, God’s watered seed sprouts forth from my heart and creativity flows…like water. There is something to be said about water – it cleanses, it purifies. There is beauty in purity. Water rinses away the build up, it strips away accumulation, it cleanses. The cleansed surface comes away new, shiny, and refreshed. Perhaps, the process of it all – the restoration and purity – is heard in the sound of running water – the sound of growth and release.
Lord, thank You for Your seed – Your Word – by which my mind is renewed and brought into continual submission. Thank You for water baptism, our appeal to You for a good conscience. Thank you for the baptism of Your indwelling Holy Spirit. We repent of our sin and turn from it. We accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Thank you for our restoration and the forgiveness of our sin through the precious blood of Your son, Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord.
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
1 Peter 3:21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Acts 22:16 And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.
Jennifer – I Give God all the Glory