Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clean Up My Act


I can't believe it, another award? Oh, no, I couldn't, really you shouldn't, okay I will, and thank you dearest Melinda! I love her blog and this award is a small look representing her mother/child reality blog. If you haven't visited her, she's witty, charming and digs all the dirt out from her kids antics. Blessings to you, dear friend.

Because this is a clean award, I guess I must tell something dirty and come clean. Here it is. When I was a child I hated taking baths. I thought what a waste of good playing time. If I wasn't too dirty, I would swish and splash the water around like I was in the bath, but never get in. You know, all that time soaping and drying and stuff. Unless I was actually "looking" dirty, I did not bathe. (This was before I needed deodorant--I'm almost positive.)

"The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgements of the Lord are true; they are righteousness altogether." Psalms 19:9

This reminds me of how I act toward the Lord sometimes. I wait until I can see the dirt and then I go and confess what stares me in the face. And what about the grime I don't see, or think about? I believe I need to confess anything that might hinder my relationship with Him-even asking forgiveness for unconscious sins. And you know what? He then usually shows them to me. I'm sure He would rather not walk with a "stinky" child. But, hey, you know what, He does.

Lord, clean me down to my toe nails.

15 comments:

Karyn said...

Congrats Karen! :)

That was a great post! You spoke to my soul, as I am very guilty of coming to the Lord only when I can see the dirt and confessing....words for thought!

You always send me home thinking :)
Thank you,
Hugs, kid

Jean Wise said...

Kaaren do you realize you are the very first blogger Melinda gave this award to? wow! Then you take that idea and turn it into a very inspirational message. You are a good writer!! Thanks for starting my day off on the right foot!

Sara said...

congratulations on the award... and thanks so much for the inspirational post!

Sara said...

hey Karen, I just stopped back to tell you that I just finished my 5 word game post. It was tons of fun!!!

Karen said...

Karyn, thanks, I love how the Lord spots the dirt and helps us wipe it off!

Jeanie, I know, I couldn't believe Melinda did that! I'm glad you liked it.

Sara, thanks and I love the new necklace and the story behind it. Well done. Blessings**

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, this is too funny, Karen! And I love the spiritual application. Congrats on the well-deserved award, dear.
Jen
Audience of ONE

Deb said...

Congratulations on receiving this award!

Visiting you from Melinda's place.

Love how He cleans us up so good.

Sweet dreams.

Karen said...

Jeanette, can you just see me as a kid doing that? Of course, I'm much more refined now...lol...

Deb, thanks so much for dropping by. I love Melinda and her honest writing. Blessings**

Johnnie said...

This reminds me of an earlier email exchange: it's a given that God wants us to spend time with Him every day; but does He prefer we shower first?!

Praying with you that the Lord cleans me down to my toenails*

And congrats on the award!

Sanctified Together said...

Congratulations! That is too funny about how you didn't want to take baths. I would take them so quickly that my hair would still be all soapy.

Karen said...

Thanks, dear Johnnie. Yes, I remember that email now. How funny!

Alisa and Christina, thanks for stopping in. You two have a wonderful blog. I plan to stop back by and look more later. And yes, I usually had soap in my hair too. lol....

Parsley said...

Hey Karen! You've won my giveaway for the 1 lb. gift certificate for Chocolate! Hooray!!

Karen said...

Parsley, I am sooo excited! Whoo, Hoo. Thank you sooo much!

Amy De Trempe said...

I can so relate in waiting for the dirt or the problems before taking the situation to the Lord. How much easier would our lives be if we cleaned up with him every day?

Karen said...

Aww, Amy, does that mean bathing "every" day??? snicker....