Deeper Day 214: Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

What can make you white as snow? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This song began to sing through my mind the other day as I saw myself standing in front of a waterfall. The only peculiar thing was, this waterfall wasn’t flowing water, it was flowing with blood. I saw myself standing in front of the blood waterfall and then I began to see an overview of the scene and as I stuck my hand into the flow, it came out the other side completely clean. No evidence of blood, just white as snow. My hand appeared almost shiny when it came out the other side. And I thought, “Why wouldn’t I want to go through this completely?” So, I go through the blood waterfall and come out glowing. Almost looking like glitter all over me. Then I was reminded by the Love of my life, “This is what I did when I saved you.”

Sometimes, when we’ve been saved for a long time it can become easy to forget what God did upon our salvation. And not only that, but that I am continually made clean. When I walk out life and make mistakes, God has already made me clean. He renews in my heart this cleansing when I return to Him, as a child, every time I see myself sin. I don’t have to allow shame to overcome me when I fail. Instead, I can return to this waterfall and remember. I can walk through it again, if I need to, just to remember what He’s done. My salvation is intact even when I fail, but I can still renew my heart by returning to the waterfall of grace.

Nothing but the blood of Jesus makes me whole.

It’s ok to return to the beginning of your walk and remember. In fact, it’s from a heart of gratitude that we would be led to this place. Returning to this waterfall place, reminds me that I am no better than anyone else. That I too have come from a sinful past. I was once walking around lost, but now I am redeemed. I am to remember. So are you.

Prayer Moment: God, take me back to that place when You first washed me clean. Help me to never forget the bottom point of my life so that I can offer grace to those experiencing their bottom place right now. They are not behind. I am not ahead. We are simply each on our own walk toward You and I want to stand as support for them, not condemning but embracing. Teach me Your ways, Abba. Give me Your heart for others. I adore You. In Jesus name, Amen.

I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 2:8

In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. John 3:3

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.             John 3:16-17