Every Thursday I put on a pot of coffee before my in-home Bible study. There is something about the smell of coffee brewing and holding a hot cup between my hands that brings me comfort. The smell is enough to re-energize my bones after a tiring day and make the home feel inviting.
This past Bible study was a little different because at the end there was coffee to pour out. As I began emptying the pot while talking to Jesus, I realized that my action of pouring out this dark fluid from my coffee pot was the same as what Jesus does for us. When we surround ourselves with Godly friends, when we are spending time in His Word, and in prayer, He begins to pour the darkness of the carnal world out of us. The more time we spend seeking Him and allowing Him to change us, the clearer our hearts and minds become. This allows the words and actions that flow from our heart to become transparent and based on the truth that is found on the pages of Scripture.
Oh, the love the Savior has for us! It’s so deep and pure that I can not even begin to describe. I am so thankful that He does this for us! He cleanses us so that we may fellowship with Him and be transformed by the renewing of our mind so that we can put off our old self.
How can you renew your mind so that you are better focused on God’s plan for your life?
In what areas of your life can you improve the condition of your soul?
Thank you for cleaning out the darkness that comes into my life. Show me the areas in my life that need improvement and give me the courage and willingness to follow through and obey Your commands. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
With all my love and encouragement,