Soaking vs Scrubbing

I don’t know if the inside of your microwave looks like mine, but I hope for your sake it doesn’t.  I often find all manner of gunk stuck in my microwave. There is nothing that sticks worse than the cheese that oozes out of a Hot Pocket and cooks for two minutes. After a week it takes lots of scrubbing to get that cheese off. It is rather disgusting.  I was in a hurry this morning so I just filled up the sink with hot soapy water and left it to soak. Tonight when I got home and was doing dishes I got around to the glass plate )after about 100 cups but that is beside the point) and the cheese just washed right off. I know you are thinking, duh – everyone knows to soak old cheese and it comes off easily.  I have spent years being too impatient to let things soak – I would rather just scrub. I guess I  am just a scrubbing kind of girl. I know, I learn the long and hard way.

I began to question myself, do I do this in my walk with the Lord? Am I constantly scrubbing and working to get rid of my junk instead of soaking in God’s word and allowing Him to wash me clean?

I want to be like David who cried out to the Lord in Psalm 51, ” Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;  wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation  and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

In a world where productivity is god let’s take time to stop and soak in the truth of God.


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