There is something unique about the color white.
Because of its purity it is extremely sensitive to stains and blemishes. In clothes, if bleach won’t remove it the garment is useless.
I think of this in context to the blood of Jesus washing us as white as snow but I also am reminded that it is our choice as to whether we want to consecrate ourselves unto Him 7 days a week in all the things we do (which keeps us as white as snow) or whether we want to wallow in the old dirt of sin that brought us to the foot of the cross in the first place.
Will we wash our garments in the blood of the Lamb?
Will we cherish and protect these garments of salvation so that they remain pure?
I have made a covenant with my eyes that I do not wish to see anything that my Father does not want me to see.
I have made a covenant with my ears that they would not be subjected, wherever I can control it, to words of profanity and particularly the taking of the LORD’s name in vain.
I have made a covenant with my heart that I will pursue after my First Love with all that is within me setting all else aside.
Encumbrances are cast aside and I am taking up the defining statement for my home church, “Passionately pursuing Jesus.”
I am not sharing these things to boast.
I am sharing them to encourage.
I am not alone in the battle where it concerns entertainment and its effects on the mind, body and spirit.
I confess that as I search my heart, it has been nagging me for years to turn off the television and tune into God.
I won’t go into the reasons that I didn’t listen but the bottom line is that I didn’t and I suffered consequences as a result.
I am sharing because if you see this happening in me, my hope is that you will realize that it is possible to have all you ever wanted and more.
Let go of the distractions. Lay down all that encumbers you and seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
You won’t be disappointed!
~ Mitch Salmon