redeem your dirty laundry

I can’t tell you how often I see people complaining about others “airing out” their dirty laundry.  Many of those same complainers are themselves doing the same.  Whether it’s a complaint about a spouse or friend on Facebook, or a conversation about co workers over coffee, stop airing and start washing!

Seriously, why would anyone literally air out dirty laundry?  Do you know how much time it takes to hang clothes on the laundry line?  Why waste your time?  They are no cleaner, and not a bit less work.

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Redeem your laundry.  Instead of airing out dirty laundry, wash it in the blood of The Lamb.  Cleanse it once and for all.  Fold that up and put it away!  Wear it with confidence, knowing it’s clean.  Don’t wear your clothes to show off either.  It’s not so much, “Look what I did.  I’m clean.”  It’s more like, “God created the water I washed these in, provided the money for the soap and clothes, then he gave me the idea to wash it.”

Forgiveness is a sacrifice of love.  God is love.  True and total forgiveness comes only by the strength and power God gives.

There will always be someone who has or will offend.  Period.  Some of you have been deeply and forever wounded.  Jesus can redeem even that.  Do you trust Him?

Forgive others, for He first forgave you.  Stop spreading the rumors, no matter how true or false.  Be the first to forgive and the last to harbor bitterness.

Can we make an earnest prayer to redeem our laundry?  No more slighting our spouse, complaining about our kids, telling everyone how horrible our boss is, posting petty murmurings on Facebook, and going “off” on tangents.

It’s very unbecoming.  It’s harmful to ourselves and those around us.

Trust me, I’m guilty as well.  It’s so easy to air it out and call it clean.  I want to take the extra effort to offer the sacrifice of love.  To cleanse.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things

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What a breath of fresh air that would be.  

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