Legos, paper clips and popcorn are overpowered by the vacuum cleaner every time! When I am using that power, I can make the carpet look like it is brand new with those sculpted lines across it. Hubert Cecil Booth invented the motorized vacuum cleaner and I would vote for him as a wizard who makes me feel accomplished and clean.
Using the vacuum cleaner allows me to flex my muscles. Not just because I am pushing a motor-powered cleaner-upper, but also because my arm and leg muscles are tense with power to push it backwards and forwards. I really am powerful (in my own make-believe way).
The reward is gratifying when the tracks are made in the carpet and I know my work is done.
This is kind of like my life. I make the mess. God cleans up the mess. I am all cleaned up. I feel better.
When I decided to be a Christ-follower, He took the old me and cleaned me up. The Bible told me that I was made brand new again. The reason is because a sacrifice was made on my behalf and that was all that was needed to give me the power to be clean.
Those places where a stain existed is gone. A new spot may occur but I have the power to ask Jesus to clean me up and show me where I went wrong. And He does, every time. Learning to walk around a possible situation to stay on track is the way of life for every believer.
When we realize the power is not us but rather is in us, that’s when our muscles flex and we can run right past the temptation situation.
So, today, flex your muscles. Open your Bible and read John 3:16-21 and you will see the explanation. In just a few minutes you will understand the concept of living stain-proof. And the next time you run your vacuum, I hope you remember God can make you clean again.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16