Life is not clean. When you have four under five, life is not clean in the literal sense. When you are married to another sinner life gets messy in the “other” sense. It is not easy to be humbled by a spouse nor is it easy to be wronged by him. But, when to very imperfect beings become one, their flesh gets all mushed together and their sin hearts pour out on each other and life gets messy, there is no way around it. Conflicts come, criticisms fly, hearts bleed out defensive words, and thoughts become sticky with vengeance and pain. Souls feel dirty with the chaos of unmet expectations and spirits become untidied with miscommunication and we begin to love doubt and flounder in the mess. Then God sends a balm.
“God the Father KNEW YOU and CHOSE YOU long ago, and his Spirit has made YOU HOLY! As a result you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more GRACE and PEACE!” I Peter 1:2
He knows. He chose. He wants. He makes HOLY.
When life gets messy, He makes HOLY.
Rejoice in the mud and mire. It is not the end.