The Condition of Clean

image by Things We Heart

image by Things We Heart

It is not what we eat,

nor how we wash our hands,

that deems our condition,

worthy enough to stand.

God looks at our output,

for that which leaves our lips;

clear evidence of heart,

and how we are equipped.

For every sort of sin,

originates in heart.

When we give way to words,

that is the unclean part.

A life that is called clean,

is immersed in our God.

Allows His Spirit reign;

to guide our path to trod.

(Responding to Matthew 15:10-11, 17-20)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that being “clean” before You has nothing to do with what we eat, nor with our physical condition, but instead has everything to do with the condition of our heart.  Thank You that though not one of us would be worthy to come before You on our own, that because we are covered in Christ, by the sacrifice You made on our behalf, we are forgiven as we ask, and found worthy to be with You.  Forgive us for the unclean things that dwell in our hearts, and for those that have left our lips.  Please cleanse us and free us from our own filth so that we might fully fix our eyes and hearts on You.  Lead us to love as You love, and may many come to know You in response.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present