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Helpful Hints from the Housewife’s Diary — 12 Comments

  1. I love the thoughts God brings to my mind as I clean the house. Smiles! Nice to know I’m not alone…Anytime, you want to clean a shower again…I’m game! HAHAHA!

  2. Thank you Denise and Bobbi for stopping by. I must admit that when I wrote that post last night I was not familiar with Word Filled Wednesday. Amazing how the Lord put it together. Not sure if the title does it justice. I was just about to change the title and re-post when I saw your 2 comments. I hope it fits with the WFW theme.
    From My Heart to Yours,
    Janis

  3. Oh Kevin, thank you so much. I’m glad that the Lord revealed something new He wants to do for you. It is easy to get caught in the trap of “Blessed Forgiveness”. Allowing Him to overcome requires more surrender.
    From My Heart to Yours,
    Janis
    P.S. And to think I was getting set to change the title of this post, when the comments started coming in. Praise God–it’s totally HIm.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing Janis. Isn’t it great that we don’t have to depend on our own “elbow grease” to cleanse our souls! How discouraging that would be to face such an impossible task every day! ~ Grace and peace!

  5. I sure like a clean shower, and a clean soul. Although as you showed so well, the cleansing process is not always easy or pleasant for either. Sometimes the Lord really has to scrub me hard. As Hebrews 12:11 says, “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
    –Richard

  6. Kaye–Praise the Lord for His encouraging Word. Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed week as well.

    Stephani–So good to hear from you again. I don’t know if any “elbow grease” would work on me. I make a worse mess that soap scum in the shower. Praise God for His cleansing, grace, and peace.

    Richard–Thank you for the additional Scripture that reminds us that sometimes we may need a hard cleansing (discipline) from the Lord. It’s not fun to be on the receiving end but then maybe the Lord doesn’t like scrubbing us any more than we like scrubbing the shower. It’s probably similar to us not liking to discipline our children.

    From My Heart to Yours,
    Janis

  7. This has been your best one that I have read. I’m not criticizing anything that came before, but this was awesome!!

    I don’t have a problem with knowing that Jesus can remove my sins. My problem is taking that forgiveness for granted.

    I seem to struggle with the same thing time after time. Instead of allowing God’s strength to help me overcome, I just go ahead and give in, knowing that God will forgive me. But thanks to what God has laid on my heart (and your post), I know that God can overcome.

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