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That Sparkle and Shine
by Patty Wysong  
5/30/2008 / Devotionals

Scripture Reading: Psalm 51:1-12

These past weeks have been busy and my bathroom has reaped the consequences. Oh, I've kept it from the grungies, by a quick spot clean here and there, but spot cleaning only does so much. It needed a thorough scrubbing today. Instead of grumbling and complaining, I talked with God and it was time well spent.

My life is like my bathroom--quick spot cleanings will keep the grungies out, but will also keep the sparkles out. Only a good scrubbing with scouring powder or cleanser will make that tub really shine and sparkle, and only a cleansing time with God will make my life shine and sparkle. Using God's scrub brushes and scouring powder on my life will hurt, there's no denying that, but they are the only way to do a good cleaning job and to get the full effects of cleaning.

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit." Psalm 51:10, 12

Lord, scrub my life, inside and out, so that I can shine and sparkle for You. I know the scrubbing will hurt at times, but I also know it will be worth the hurt so that I can feel that good, clean feeling that only comes from a thorough cleansing. I want to shine and sparkle for You, so wash me, scrub me, and cleanse me. Restore my joy in You.

Patty Wysong is a Christian wife and homeschool mom of 5 who is passionate about wrapping lessons in pretty packages that will point others to God.


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