Donít Forget to Wash
by Randy Chambers, 2014-05-05
2 Corinthians 3:18; NIV: And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
There are bath people, and there are shower people; I happen to be both. My favorite things about taking baths are that they are relaxing, and I enjoy the quiet time to sit, soak, and think. But my baths lose something when as a result of my reflection, I find myself toweling off before I have washed [absentmindedness is a funny thing]. Taking a bath and not washing seems kind of pointless--you just get wet, and once you dry off, youíre no different than before. Thatís pretty much the way it is when you have a quiet time, but donít really connect with God. Youíre thereÖsort of. You may hear Godís voice, but you donít hear what He says. You read your Bible but later remember nothing of what you read. You leave your time with God, the memory of it evaporates, and you are no different than before. We canít be equipped, nourished, or changed by our time with God if we forget why weíre there. If it is hard to focus, we need only ask God to help us. He is more than able to give us what we need to draw our attentions back to the reason for our quiet times.