Monday, February 13, 2012

Snapshots of the Heart ~ Purity

Every now and then, when my older kids finish their shower and later pass me on the stairs, I get a whiff that causes me to pause and think, "Did they use soap?"  It seems like a given that a shower would involved soap and shampoo, but apparently not.  Glad I don't spend more money on fancy shampoo and conditioner.  We just need to work on letting Suave have an opportunity to do the job.

On the other hand, when I finish scrubbing all the little parts of my baby girls, their pink little cheeks and ears tell me that they're clean.  Unfortunately, even with Mommy buffing their little bodies with Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash, it doesn't take long for the peanut butter, syrup, grime and dog hair of this world to get them dirty again.

I even find myself dreaming of the days when a shower was the typical start of my day.  In spite of my own personal hygiene routine, I know that I could be cleaner.  In fact, I recently tried one of those Bioré Pore Strips and I experienced a mixture of horror, astonishment and glee at what was apparently hiding under my skin.  Eww.  Wow.  Yeah! ... And back to ewwww.

Clean, fresh, scrubbed.  How wonderful it is to be clean!

But God wants us to go even deeper.  Past the skin, past the pores, past what even Bioré strips can get to. God wants to clean our hearts.

Purity.  Goodness.  Innocence.

We are rather helpless to achieve this righteousness on our own.  We desperately need God's help.  And gratefully He is ready and willing to hep us get clean.  As He creates in us a clean heart, our actions will reflect this purity.

Deep down clean ... more effective than Suave, J&J and Bioré combined.  And no coupons necessary.

"Create in them a pure heart, O God, 
and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions."  
Psalm 51:10


  1. You are so right; what's inside is what matters.

    Though can we take a moment to marvel at what those Biore strips pull out?? :-)

  2. Loved this post! Stopped by from SITS. Enjoying your blog!

  3. What a beautiful blog you have! I am just now getting around to visiting some who shared in our SITS day back in December with us (two young children at home... it has taken me quite some time). Glad you enjoyed our Feast of the Ages post, and I hope you found some recipes to try.


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