Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A New Wardrobe

Hello friends! Today I just felt like sharing something with you. And hopefully its better than that messy, half-eaten pb and j that little kid tried sharing with you back in 1st grade.. (:

 Today I was reading my bible. ( Good habit to get into) I was reading in Zechariah 3, and it was explaining a certain portion of a vision of Joshua. The few verses that really caught my eye were these:
3 Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel.4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, Take off his filthy clothes. Then he said to Joshua, See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put rich garments on you.
5 Then I said, Put a clean turban on his head. So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the LORD stood by.

 Let's say you just spent all week camping out in the mountains with your family. There were no bathrooms. So by now you are all dirty, smelly and tired. How nice is it to take a long, hot, soothing shower in such a condition? By the time you turn off the water and step onto the fluffy shower mat into a nice steamy bathroom, you're clean.
  But there are just some things you can't get clean from, no matter how many showers you take. The wrong things we do in our lives leave stains that can't be scrubbed away or hidden. They stick with you like skin. They make you feel dirty, defiled, ugly. It's like we are standing around in filthy clothes, just like the clothes Joshua wore in this vision in Zechariah.
   Only God's method of stain removal can do the trick. Only He can truly wash you of those sins, those stains. It's like he is taking those rags you feel you permanently wear, and he washes them. But He not only cleans up our clothes, he cleans us up. And He not only cleans us up, he also provides a new wardrobe for us.                                      
                                      Brand new.

  Ready to git rid of some old, dirty rags? Confess your sins, and ask for God's cleansing.