People in this world go through many different environments. They pick-up smog from one place, and dust from another. Then they go to a different place and drop-off some form of virus ... which they did not even know they had with them. They are dirty and need to be cleansed from it all. The same holds true for the spiritual heart of people today. They are in need of a cleansing, renewal and restoration; God can do it all.
Through the process of restoration, there is a washing of renewal. Things that do not belong are washed away from those that do. The result is something clean and without blemish. In a spiritual orientation, such a renewal establishes a "bridge" that allows open communication with God.
However, this bridge can only remain set if it is maintained by you and I. This can be done by placing God's Word in a safe place within our heart; guarding it securely. From that point, God's Sprint can help us use the bridge to guide us away from sin. Additionally, God's Spirit can also help us keep a reverent respect to God and to worship Him with awe.
By and through God's love for me, I am now found worthy to go before His presence and know Him as God; a person with whom I can establish an intimate relationship. Yet I could never have reached this point in my life without the work of Christ Jesus, the bridge to God. The work that Christ Jesus did in dying as a blood sacrifice for my sins, set me free from the bonds of sin. God requires a blood sacrifice for sin, and it has to be perfect. There nothing perfect in this world, but His Son is perfect ... so God offered His Son's life on earth as the ultimate sacrifice to end all blood sacrifices for the payment of sin.
Christ Jesus went forth as a blood-sacrifice, all out of love, even though He was originally free from the bonds of sin. Yet He went further, died a horrific death, and then came back to life ... with eternal life!
Many years passed before a I accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Through out this time, God was patient with me. When the day finally arrived for my freedom from the bonds of sin, I acknowledged God's call, and responded with "Yes God, I accept Christ Jesus into my heart as my Savior and Lord today". My life has never been the same since that day ... today I serve Him through the empowerment of God's Spirit.
I encourage you this day to surrender and submit to a renewal washing by the blood of Christ Jesus. Allow Him the opportunity to remove your bonds from sin. Allow Him the opportunity to renew your spirit as well. Please accept Him this day as your Savior and Lord.
Blessed be the Lord God Almighty!
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R. A. Gómez