While performing my daily task of cleaning out my cats'  pottybox, [Iknow that may "gross out" some of you. Sorry, but it's now part of my life since the Lord, I believe, led mama cat to have her babies in my backyard last Spring and then take off after weaning them. They were and are just too precious to give away] I felt the Lord showing me how Jesus didn't just clean up my messes and cover the smells with deoderant. He took all my messes , foul odors, and ALL upon Himself on the cross. He created a whole new me...Cleansed by His Blood, sanctified by His Grace, and led by His Holy Spirit.
Is it guaranteed that I will make no more messes? NO, but I do have the assurance (I John 1:7, 9, and 2:1b-2] that "if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.
Lord, grant that I may always be sensitive to the movement of Your Holy Spirit in my life. May I see with my eyes, hear with my ears, and understand with my heart, "He Who is the downpayment of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory." Eph. 1:14
May God bless all who enter here.
Your Sister Annita aka safehaven