Sanctification Splish Splash

Plaque happens.

Maybe it’s just on my mind because I’m overdue for a dental appointment, but a sort of worldly mental plaque happens too if one is living and breathing in this world.

Time for a bath — splish, splash!

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalm 138:8

When my faith falls face first into cowardice: He will perfect that which concerns me.

When things don’t go as planned: He will perfect that which concerns me.

When others abuse or distort my words: He will perfect that which concerns me.

When I have died to all I once hoped: He will perfect that which concerns me.

When the tears of youth become aged dry bones: He will perfect that which concerns me.

When no one else sees or cares or can help: He will perfect that which concerns me.

As many died without seeing the Promised Seed: He perfects that which concerns us.

As many former hopes became God’s patience towards us: He perfects that which concerns us.

Because “Blessed are those who believe and have not seen”: He perfects that which concerns us.

Any time I’ve been confronted with fears and tears over the past few weeks, when I notice the mental plaque starting to harden and reaching like a stalactite for my heart, I’ve thrown that sudsy verse up on my head and worked it to a lather, as other verses follow and the Holy Spirit gently rains down… or springs up… whichever you prefer. 😉

Either way, it’s the splish splash that I’ve needed…

Will He perfect that which concerns you?

You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

John 15:3

…that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…

Ephesians 5:26

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