Cleans from my head to my feet. That’s what God’s wash cloth does for me.
Cleans everything about me, even when bowed on bended knee.
Cleans from without and within; never gets dirty, and never rends.
Wipes away every tear from my eye; from the store, I cannot buy.
Cleans deeper than the daily cloth I use; even washes away the stain from being abuse.
God’s wash cloth is the Blood of the Lamb; it saves the soul from being dammed. It’s more durable than “ready wipe;” an everlasting cloth that cleans on sight… with all might.
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow”(Psalm 51:7 ESV).
He said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:14 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God for His cleansing agent, the Blood of the Lamb. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
“God’s Word is unstoppable, undefeatable, and unbreakable.”
“With God, saying ‘no’ is the right answer also.”
“Hang in there with God; He won’t drop you.”
“Be thankful for your life; it’s better than most, and not as bad as some.”
“What I need is God; who God is, I need.”
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4 ESV). At one time, a famous TV personality would conclude his daytime show by informing his audience of “Just One More Thing.” That’s my goal in sharing this scripture, to remind us of “one thing.” In life many of us think that if we can get that “one thing” started or done, we can see our way clear and be on our way. Sometimes that can be very true, but sometimes not. Do you know many purchase lottery tickets in hopes of getting one thing… that winning ticket? They think by hitting the big lotto they will be set for life. Sadly, statistic proves different. As quickly as their fortune came, many lost it. They lost it by failing to do wisely just one thing… investing.
I assure you, there is one thing that supersedes any of our earthly endeavors. There is one thing we can invest in to secure our life through eternity. That one thing is to seek to dwell in the house of the Lord forever, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. Is that your one thing? Is that your desire? That “one thing” will make the difference between living a life of bondage to living a life of eternal freedom in Christ. No matter our desires on earth, let’s be sure to make our ultimate desire is to seek the Lord and make heaven our home… just that “one thing.”
I will keep on thanking God for reminding me of what takes priority in this life in order to gain eternal life. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
“God’s name brand never goes out of style… Jesus.”
“Beginning with gratitude can get rid of a bad attitude.”
“We can get through the pain, when we give God the rein.”
“Knowing God is there, keep us from living in despair.”
“No matter where we reside, we have invisible company on the inside.”
“The earth is the LORD’S and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers’ (Psalm 24:1-2 ESV).
I ask myself, what did I make? What did I create?
Nothing I have, I own. All I have is a loan.
What was made, God gave. What was created was His design.
Nothing I have is mine.
I’m thankful for His gracious loan
He shares with me towards my journey home.
I will keep on thanking God for the blessing of stewardship. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com
“God can’t miss a thing; He never blinks.”
“God is never in a hurry and He’s never overdue.”
“God lifted my heavy load.”
“No way is right for me, if I’m wrong.”
“God gave me another chance in spite of me.”
“For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you” (2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV). What a great testimony of conscience to know that you have behaved right in the eyes of God and before man! Paul claimed no credit. He gave all glory to God. He had no fear of boasting in the wisdom and grace of God that caused him to behave in the way he did toward others.
As I continued meditating on this scripture, my mind reflected on thoughts of my mom. Sometimes as children, when one of us would become a little rambunctious, she would say, “Y’all behave now. Stop that.” If we didn’t, we knew what was coming next! I’m thankful my mom left me with the memory and understanding that she wanted her children to act right in hopes that we would learn how to behave among ourselves and toward others.
More so, since I’ve accepted Jesus as my personal Savior, I’m learning how important it is, and how much Jesus wants me to behave as a child of God. I pray that my life would be a testimony that I behaved in a way that honored Him. I must not behave with pride and dishonestly, but “with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom, but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.”
I will keep on thanking God for His teaching that reminds me to behave. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com.