1. If you move the pressure washer hose in a certain direction across the slots in the deck, it sounds just a like a team of galloping horses. I kept wanting to move out of the way of the oncoming stampede. If nothing else, the thought of wild horses running me down, kept me entertained for the few hours I engaged in this tedious job of pressure washing.
2. There were layers and layers of grime caked onto my deck. I had no idea how much dirt had collected. The change had occurred over time and I didn’t even notice. It wasn’t until I saw what clean really looked like that I could see the extent of the dirt. Some sections on my deck had gotten so bad. I had to revisit those areas over and over in order for the area to be clean again.
I woke up thinking about how my deck is much like my heart when I leave it on its own for too long. I might not be able to see the dirt building up but the longer it goes unexamined and untouched by the Cleaner the grimier it becomes.
Sin, the grime, has a subtle way of building up and taking over. It becomes ingrained in every corner and every crevice. It begins to look normal and feel right. That is why it is so important to allow our Cleaner to come in, on a daily basis, and clean off all the build-up that has collected.
So, has your heart been power washed lately? If not, perhaps today is a good day for a thorough cleaning.
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
(Psalm 19:12 NLT)
Linking up with Jen today over at Finding Heaven