Pressure Washer

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Proverbs 25:4 NASB

Take away the impurities from the silver,
And there comes out a vessel for the smith;

Sometimes I imagine myself as if in a washer, tumbling this way and that. And “click,” the spinning of my circumstances pins me to the sideline as I watch my life pass by me.

“Slosh, slosh, slosh, slosh. Click. Pause. WHIRRRRRRRR.”  The washer spins until, “Click,” and I drop to the bottom. I feel different than I did before entering the machine. My heart weighs less because the worries and cares attached there rinsed away. My spirit shines brighter, because the grime of resentment and bitterness slid down the drain during the pressure. I leave the appliance cleaner and lighter, ready for serving the Master as needed.

The hotter the fire the more impurities in the silver rise to the top and removed. Then the silversmith takes it and shapes it into a worthy, useful vessel. So too, the more pressure in our lives, the more ungodliness in our hearts burns away, leaving us a tool for the Lord’s purposes.

Father, Creator of all, make me into one through whom you may touch the lives of others. For your glory and in the name of Jesus, amen.

3 thoughts on “Pressure Washer

    Beth Taylor said:
    August 1, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Excellent! I immediately thought of the old hymn, “Others” when I read your prayer. That’s one of my prayers. I love you. Keep up your ministry of encouragement. BTW, Scott began a new series today, Lies We Believe.” You might want to check it out. ❤️

    On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 12:13 PM Jan Willis : Hope and Healing wrote:

    > Jan Willis posted: ” Proverbs 25:4 NASB 4 Take away the impurities from > the silver,And there comes out a vessel for the smith; Sometimes I imagine > myself as if in a washer, tumbling this way and that. And “click,” the > spinning of my circumstances pins me to the si” >

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      Jan Willis responded:
      August 1, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      Thank you. Delighted you received encouragement.

      Sent from my iPhone

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    Nydia DiCarali said:
    August 1, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Jan,

    Great to hear from you, and a wonderful devotional! I hope you’re doing well.

    Please contact me when you have a moment, I would love to catch up.

    xoxo

    Nydia DiCarali

    On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 12:13 PM Jan Willis : Hope and Healing wrote:

    > Jan Willis posted: ” Proverbs 25:4 NASB 4 Take away the impurities from > the silver,And there comes out a vessel for the smith; Sometimes I imagine > myself as if in a washer, tumbling this way and that. And “click,” the > spinning of my circumstances pins me to the si” >

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