7.21.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on the Holy Spirit. Part 11. Clean!

PRAYER: Please pray tonight for Joann tonight. A few circumstances in her life that need Jesus.

DEVOTION: Yesterday we spoke about being immersed in the Spirit. Go back and check out that devotion again. Pretty amazing stuff.

So Smith starts off the next section like this….prepare yourself:

God’ life for your life. His light for your darkness. His revelation for your closed brain. he brings forth a new order in divine power until you will be changed into another man or woman, until your very nature will be burning with a burning within you of divine purifying until you are like one who has come from the presence of the Glory to exhibit truths that God has revealed to you.

I just can’t over that first sentence. God’s life for your life. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son….? So incredible. His light for our darkness. His revelation for our closed brain.

We so often find ourselves wrestling with our egos. Saying that we can do this on our own. We’ve got it. Then we stumble, literally stumble, across a sentence or two, like the ones above, that pull us right back into a state of wonder and amazement at how incredible our God is. How selfless He is and how selfish we are.

Our desire should be to rid ourselves of the selfishness. Pride ourselves on our lack of pride and hold ourselves accountable in all aspects of our lives that pull us away from Jesus.

God’s light. His life. It shines so brightly on all that pulls us away from Him. Oh that we would have eyes to see and ears to hear all that is getting in the way. That our minds would be open to revelation. Revelation from God in our minds, bodies, hearts and souls. Revelation that changes us and changes our way of thinking, being, acting, living.

This is pushing me into an analyzation of my life, thoughts, actions that I hadn’t intended. It’s forcing me to come to grips with quite a few things that I didn’t want to even think about.

I hope it’s doing the same for you.

Let God’s life bring you life.
Let God’s light bring you light.
Let God’s revelation bring you revelation.

Dig deep into your heart, mind and soul. Pray that God would rid you of your selfish desires and intents. That He would help you focus on all that He has for you.

This isn’t meant to bring you down. To make you feel like you’re inadequate. Anything but that. It’s meant to lift you up. It’s meant to start the cleansing process. The purity process so that our faith can grow. Our trust can grow. Our relationship with God can grow.

Let the cleansing begin….get the soap!

8 Comments

  1. Peggy F on July 22, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Wow, Amen ! So much to continue to pray about in this devotion. We can take some verses for granted, just because they are familiar to us, so letting John 3: 16 dwell in my heart a while, ,God so loved, ( me , you, who-so-evers’s of us ) so very much He gave……. JESUS. In Him we live and move and have our being ! Maybe its just me, but I can get caught up in that ” performance trap” of trying and trying ………..stop, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, yes JESUS , as I surrender all to Him, my whole heart, yes focusing on the ” whole” part today, not divided, my whole heart …and Jeremiah 33 :3 comes to mind too, ” Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things you do not know. … the revelation part , the knowledge of God, come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful…for I can not do this on my own. continued prayers for all !!!

    • Dave Pettigrew on July 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      Amen Peggy. Continued prayers for it all indeed!

  2. Barbara Smith on July 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    This is a process that takes a lifetime and I am grateful for it. I know I can be a dense one a lot! And it’s hard to let go of control, to let God have control so The cleansing and cleaning can happen. I go through periods of crying out to God give me a clean heart and then thing get in the way, I get in the way. I am so thankful He is steadfast and always is always calling me back. I love Psalm 51:10. It has come back to me many times over the years. This morning I googled it and found all all the English translations…there are a lot of them but I think I like the MSG best…
    Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs, set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don’t look too close for blemishes, give me a clean bill of health. God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life. Don’t throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me. Bring me back from gray exile, put a fresh wind in my sails! Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. Commute my death sentence, God, my salvation God, and I’ll sing anthems to your life-giving ways. Unbutton my lips, dear God; I’ll let loose with your praise.

    Laundry is not my favorite thing but I think I will look at it in a new light now!

    • Dave Pettigrew on July 22, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      Barbara, thanks for the note. Yes, so many of us hesitate so often to take a look at ourselves, yet that’s the most important thing to do. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Nela on July 22, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    I love this! It forces me to look head on at me…and there’s a lot in me that needs to go away. I know it will be a process, but if I’m serious about being the reflection of Christ, it should be a good process.

    • Dave Pettigrew on July 22, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      Nela, Yes! So good to actually take a peak behind the hood in our own lives. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Carol B on July 22, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Reminds me of the song. Making diamonds out of us. As they have to be refined before they are what they become. It’s a process. God is making diamonds out of us.

  5. Suzanne on July 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    I had written a comment, not sure if I posted it or saved it but anywhooooo,,,
    Last week, I had read in a devotional ‘ relinquish you right to be mad’…I found that so comforting…it acknowledges that I am not wrong…not sinning…by being angry….but…healing comes from giving away any power it holds over me …since then I have been applying this to any emotion that is not of God…holding on to anger, sadness, shame, or pity leads us away from the works God wants to do in me

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