Having four kids six years old and under has had its challenges. Many days I am running from one need to the next. There is little downtime.
Between school lessons, laundry, and toddler sensory play explosions I find time eludes me to even put the 2-month-old down for a nap. Many times at her cries I secure her in the baby carrier and off we go.
Today as I got ready to take the kids outside for a sinking and floating science activity I did just that. I strapped the baby in the carrier and out we went. About an hour later when she awoke I took her out for a feeding and diaper change. As I began to unsnap her outfit I realized she had a blowout in the front. Taking her clothes off I also looked down at my own shirt and boom! Yes, I was wearing the poo too!
As a mom of littles, I will go all day wearing bodily fluids of all kinds. Spit up, snot, drool, I will wear all those but poo? No, thank you. That I can not do. That poo shirt came off and went into the dirty clothes basket.
As I reflected on these events later in the day I saw a correlation between my heart and that shirt I was wearing. How often have I just walked around and left that poo on my heart? Not wanting to deal with that thing; the unforgiveness, the envy, the anger. Instead of tossing it in the hamper I just kept on walking, carrying that poo, that stench. How many people did I infect with that poo? How many people did I spread that filth to before I decided to deal with it?
Can you relate? Have you walked out of your bedroom with anger in the morning instead of asking Jesus to take it and make your heart clean first? Have you carried something that spread to others when you could have sought the Lord and had it removed?
I think we all have. I think we all have walked around our homes and drove away in our cars with poo right there at our belly buttons. We have, if we are honest with ourselves, spread the poo. How can we change? Let’s stop right now and ask our Father to help us deal with our hearts. To acknowledge the poo and seek the spiritual cleanse we need.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, Acts 3:19 NIV