Do you want to be clean?

“Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears. Then a leper appeared and went to his knees before Jesus, praying, “Master, if you want to, you can heal my body.” – Matthew 8:1-2 MSG
“Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone. Jesus said, “Don’t talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. Your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done.” – Matthew 8:3-4 MSG
Do you live with guilt from your past? Ashamed of a sexual assault that was done to you. Fighting with the images or words of an abusive life. You may have made some choices yesterday that does not reflect the woman you are today.

The guilt and the shame must end today!
 
Wise women of God, we must remember Jesus wants us clean.  He responded to the leper “I Want To [responding the the lepers statement].  Be Clean.”
Our Lord wants us to be clean.  He wants us to be whole.  He wants us to be free of diseases.  Our lives need to be cleansed.  Just as the leper, we need to present ourselves to Jesus and say, “Master, if you want to, you can heal my body.”
There are some deep areas of our lives that may need to be healed. Some things are so deep, we have not recognized it. The Lord has provided resources or counselors who can help us get to the root of these issues. Please look into it if it is needed.
Just as the leper – our issues will come to the surface.  We may take it out on our husband if we are married.  Quickly raising our voice or emasculating him when we feel trapped and cornered.  Our children may feel the blunt of our anger towards a situation they didn’t cause.  Making them feel unwanted because of our past hurts.
Have faith “Wise Women” and trust Jesus as the leper did.  Go to him knowing that Jesus wants you to be healed.  Have the faith he will lead you to your healing.  Have faith that Jesus will heal you.
Don’t worry ladies, the healing will be visible.  Those whom we love will see it in how we live.  We will live with a grateful life.  The cleansing will be reflected in our actions.  Our husbands, children, and people we love will see change.  Hopefully our cleansed changed lives will be the catalyst for another to want Jesus to clean them.
MGD

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