our preschool daughter, in her young exuberance, will spill her drinks on just-cleaned clothes, fall in puddles of mud, cover herself with marker pens, and make “interesting discoveries” in the back yard. And when she does, this dear little girl will still be our beloved daughter in whom we delight. We’ll just clean her up and hug her, as the sweet smell of her child’s shampoo, though rinsed off, still lingers in the air.
And just as we can “see it coming” in regard to our daughter, God also recognizes our propensity to occasionally step into attitudes or deeds that, if not dealt with, render us unfit for unfettered fellowship with God. Remember that if God has saved you FROM sin, then He has saved you FOR worshipful fellowship with Himself. You just sometimes need to get your spiritual feet cleaned up before you go into His presence (in prayer, worship, and service): it is, after all, holy ground! Let Him wash you anew each day so that your walk with Him will provide Him the sweet smell of your love, as you linger in His presence.
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