"Going through the motions doesn’t please You,
a flawless performance is nothing to You.
I learned God-worship
when my pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love
don’t for a moment escape God’s notice." (Psalm 51:16-17)
Her actions brought to mind these verses. Her “flawless performance” in cleaning the sink, was only smearing the unseen germs around on the counter top. Over and over she was going through the motions, all the while using improper tools. And when she was done, she let go a breath of relief. Her pride in her work was momentary. In her mind, she still saw the filth.
Much as God does when we are outside of Christ, trying to cleanse sin in our hearts by doing things "our" way. Or just going through the motions during our walk with Him.
The all of our life - it has to be all about Him.
It has to be from a changed heart, not just lip service.
Looking at my life I see many “heart-shattered” moments as He has/is growing me. Cleansing my heart with The Blood of our Savior. Shattered from the life of "self", of just going through the motions, as my relationship with Him has moved from superficial to intimate.
"Heart-shattered lives ready for love".
The Love of our Savior. Jesus Christ.