Interior Cleanliness - Thursday's Cleaning Dose - October 10th 2013

Thursday's Cleaning Dose - October 10th 2013 

Interior Cleanliness   

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful
outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all
uncleanness. - Matthew 23:27 (KJV).

We have been doing some house renovations recently -- both
inside and outside. The outside is all done now, but the inside
is just beginning. There is some drywall work done but a lot
more to do. We are taking some walls out and the mess is still
ahead of us.

From the outside of our house, it looks beautiful. When one
little grandson drove up with his parents, he said, "Grandma
has a new house!" Inside, though, it doesn't look very new.

My thoughts turned to people. Some of us look really good on
the outside, but what is actually going on inside that no-one
can see? Is it as clean and shiny on the inside? Do we have
it all together like we portray?

Only God knows our hearts. Only He can clean up the inside,
and that is only if we let Him. Let's open our hearts to Him and
let Him do the work in us that we so desperately need.

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from
my sin. - Psalm 51:2.(KJV)

Prayer: "Our Loving Father in heaven, we don't want to be
hypocrites. We want to be clean and beautiful on the inside as
well as on the outside. Please reveal to us the "dead men's
bones" inside us that we need to face. Help us not to deny
them and put on a good exterior. Thank you for hearing and
answering my prayer.  Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name
I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.