Apparently, it is trash day! Not once, but twice, ABBA spoke the same thing in verses today. "But John intervened: “I’m baptizing you here in the river. The main character in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will ignite the kingdom life, a fire, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.” (Luke 3:16-17)
So, have you placed your trash on the curb or still harboring it in your Temple? Sin is so much like garbage - it starts out as something you like and before you know it - it has a stench the permeates your whole home (aka Temple). And sitting here, reading His Word, I wonder silently to myself, what is it about garbage that I even want to keep it?
Heading down to the bottoms and what a beautiful day for mowing there! Excited to be under His blue, blue skies and eager to see the cloud display He has today. Praying my thoughts will be His, my actions will reflect Him, my Words will be His - just not wanting to take any trash to ruin the gift of today He has blessed me with. I am in the process of ridding myself from a whole garbage dump which has been sitting in my core for as long as I can remember. Any prayers for this removal are greatly appreciated! So thankful for all He has blessed, fortified, equipped me with -The Holy Spirit, His Word, Christ, Him, and His Family I belong to!
Pray you enjoy your Thursday -