Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Sink and My Soul

They have a little in common right now.  My sink has been draining slower and slower.  It's the gradual accumulation of crud; just little things, but they're gradually adding up to the point that water can barely get through.  I clean the surface of the sink, but I can't even tell you how grossed out I feel about the idea of getting deeper inside to clean out the root of the problem.  In fact, I don't think I can do it.  I'm going to have to call the landlord.  Poor guy.

Then there's my soul.  You ever get that feeling that the little things start to build up?  If sins can be called "little things".  Definitely got some crud going on in there.  I have a feeling that it's pretty slimy and gross as well.  The grace that God is ready to pour through me is slowed up by this nastiness.  You know, I do clean it.  I do go to God to ask for forgiveness.  But what I really need is confession.  I tend to get the surface by myself, but with the accountability and grace of confession, God helps me go deep and get rid of the real nastiness.

I don't exactly look forward to confession, but I'm ready.  Let's get the slimy, gross nastiness out!

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