Wednesday, July 02, 2008





Psalm 51:6-7


Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.



Hyssop is a plant that was used in the Bible for purification rituals. It was first mentioned in the Bible in the Passover ritual. They used it to sprinkle the blood on the doors and doorposts. Hyssop was also used to cleanse those with leprosy, or others who were unclean, as well as to purify homes with mildew, and purify water. It was described in 1 Kings 4:33 by Solomon.


Is it any wonder David wanted to be cleansed with hyssop?


The visual of God cleansing me with hyssop, applying the blood of Christ in my life, is just so breath-takingly awesome that I cannot describe how humble and grateful it makes me feel. I know I'm not deserving of it, yet He loves me enough to truly cleanse me and forgive me for my unrighteousness. And when I'm all clean, the truth and wisdom He desires for me is much easier to receive and plant.

He desires to give us truth and wisdom in the inmost parts.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly...." Colossians 3:16

It just seems easier to get it in my heart without all the grime of the world and the flesh lurking on my skin.


Wash me whiter than snow, Lord. Sweep out any impurities or moral decay that I have allowed to creep in. Purify me so that I may stand clean before You. Please help me to keep my eyes on You, honoring You, living for You moment by moment, and living a life that is clean and pure. Thank You for hyssop and for the Blood of the Lamb and His resurrection power!

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21 comments:

Dawn said...

What an inspirational WFW. Thank you so much for sharing. I just love visiting your WFW. They are always from your heart and your love for our God just shines through all of your post!

Chickie Momma said...

What a beautiful post... I think we were on the same wavelength this time! Thank you for sharing your inspirations!

the160acrewoods said...

i hope we all make this our prayer!

Cheryl said...

Laurie Ann,

Great post! I agree with Amy; we should all make this our prayer.

I see you have the book "Shack" in your books to read/or reading. A friend from church was telling me about it the other day. I've ordered it.

Have a GREAT WFW!
Cheryl

Kristi said...

This is a wonderful WFW. Amen to your prayer!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Wonderful! And what a beautiful painting too.

Farm Chick said...

This was very beautiful!

Happy WFW!

Chelsey said...

Awesome words Lorie-Ann! What a beautiful reminder of the cleansing power of the Lord! Beautiful!

SharonB said...

what an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing this beautiful verse and your beautiful heart!

Jenelle said...

Wow, I feel smarter now. Thanks for sharing! Great WFW post. :)

a woman found said...

Perfect! Aaaah, your post is like balm to my soul!

Bless you!
Sheila

ellen b said...

Beautiful Laurie Ann. Praising God with you for washing us whiter than snow...

Denise said...

Beautiful post...... I had to read it twice!

Happy 4th

Lisa (Morning Rose) said...

Beautiful post.

Tracy said...

Beautiful and powerful message today...thank you.

Blessings,
Tracy

crittyjoy said...

Just beautiful. And such a wonderful reminder.

Denise said...

Such a lovely post, bless you dear.

Sam said...

A truly inspirational Word-Filled Wednesday!

I think that we should all start our quiet times with God by cleansing with hyssop! If nothing else, but to get us in the mind set of having been cleansed and are ready to pray and read and absorb the Word.

ozjane said...

fragrant words and evocative picture.
Thanks.

Tricia said...

What a wonderful post... I am so thankful for the cleansing power of Christ in my life...

Blessings

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Beautiful, Laurie! What an awesome devotion.