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Prayer Commitment for the

Week of June 16-June 22

 
 
 
‘Pure and Clean
(Psalm 119:9; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 2 Timothy 2:21; Hebrews 10:22)
 
You know how you feel when you’ve just taken a bath or shower. It’s like the weight of grime is all washed away and you are refreshed to take on whatever is next. Just as soap and water cleanse the body, the blood of Jesus applied, requires us to live a life of holiness and purity in order to enjoy more of the Lord’s presence in the manner he designed. Cleansed of sin leaves us refreshed, light and no longer weighed down. We can’t be made pure without being cleansed daily through confession and repentance of sin and the cleansing power of God’s Word. The Word of God scrubs deep. Whether it’s a sprinkling or torrential downpour, the Word of God is the right abrasiveness and has the right penetrating power to make us “squeaky clean”. No longer ignorant as believers, we are commanded not to be conformed to the old sinful ways but “be holy” as He who has called us is holy. The Scriptures speak clearly that without holiness, no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14) and that “He has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.” (1 Thessalonians 4:7) so why is it such a challenge to consent to and seek after God’s cleansing? We should want to be an honorable vessel for His use so we are ready for every good work that must be accomplished in the time God has ordained it to be done.
Matthew 5:9; Colossians 3:15; Romans 15:13