Most of us get cleaned up for church on Sunday.
We shower. Put on deodorant. Pretty clothes and makeup.
We want to look nice. Presentable.
Which is good. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look our best when we enter our local sanctuaries.
But sometimes I wonder….
Does our Sunday finest mentality affect the way we approach God?
Sometimes, I fall into the trap of thinking that when it comes to Jesus, I have to come clean. As if getting rid of the sin will make me more worthy to stand in His presence.
Only that’s completely backwards.
We don’t have to get clean to go to God. We go to God to get clean.
He washes away the dirt. He makes us new.
Not more self-control. Not a stronger will. Not a greater determination to “be good”.
Those aren’t the things that make us worthy to stand in His presence.
The cross and the man who endured it is.
Let’s Talk: Do you ever feel like you have to make things right before you can approach God?
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