Well, it seems I have a few fans out there – who are men – and there’s been a request to see some of my older writings. Okay, these men are my husband’s friends and I want to oblige, he he. So, today’s blog was written back in the day before blogging was popular and I posted my stuff on Ezine and a ministry page. May we all strive to be:
Purified in Him
Several weeks ago during one of our Bible studies we were discussing the effects of sin in a Christian’s life. With one of the aspects in our business being water purification, I began to think of it like this.
Before the water goes through the purification process it is dirty or tainted, most likely full of contaminants, chemicals and other bacteria that would eventually make us very sick or, at the very least, live unhealthy lives if it is consumed regularly-eventually leading to disease or early and untimely death.
When someone recognizes the need to clean up their drinking water, that is, they have come to the realization (or truth) that it is unsafe to drink….they seek to find out the best way to purify this basic need in their life. If one of our purification units is used, the water passes through a number of filters and finally an ultraviolet light which is the final stage in the process. The result is safe, pure water that is so good for our physical health and well being.
How does this relate to sin in the life of a Christian?
As a Christian Jesus is my ‘purifying tablet’. Before coming to Jesus my life was dirty, like muddy water, and He turned it into something clean and pure. It says in II Corinthians 5:17 that “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.” (KJV)
If just one drop of dirt or bacteria (sin) is introduced into water (our bodies), then the water (person) is defiled and dirty.
How many times must we drop a purifying tablet into the water? How many times must we invite Jesus into our lives? It should be just once. How many times must we nail Jesus to the cross? He’s done it once and for all time.
Kim L. Newsome
© February 2005