I don't know about all of you but at the end of the day, the first sentence of my prayer at bedtime is to ask for forgiveness for whatever sins I've committed that day, those that I remember and those that I don't. It's a wonderful, peaceful end to the day, and along with praising Him for His blessings, makes my connection to God closer and a good end to the day.
But there was one day last week that helped to cleanse me from sin that I wanted to share with you. I've posted in earlier blogs that we are moving soon so my husband and I have been working hard to get rid of twenty years of things that have piled up during our marriage with 5 kids, giving some to Goodwill and moving some to the new place. (And neither me nor my husband are organized people so it's a bigger mess than we realized.) So I was taking a shower at the end of day to wash the dirt off. I stood under the water and just imagined all of the sin of today and of my past flowing down the drain. Some of it was little chunks of white lies I don't even remember telling, a few scraps of yelling-at-the-kids, some cursing I've done after stubbing a toe or an angry rant. And the biggest one lately was being rude to my husband during the packing/moving. You should try it sometime. Use your imagination and make some visual manifestations of those sins that keep coming up. Then watch them flow off your body and down the drain, never to return again, just like your sins when they are forgiven by God. I am a visual person, it turns out and now I do it each time I take a shower.
So not only do I feel clean of dirt but I feel the renewal that the Bible talks about in 2 Cor. 5:17 and Col. 3:10.