Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:7 KJV
Hey Kids:
Have you ever seen anyone make soap? Do you know what the cleansing agent is in soap?
I understand the Israelites did not know that they had soap, but the priest had the makings of soap every time they dumped the ashes from the sacrifices.

To make soap, you need a fat and a source of lye.

When water is poured through ashes, the water leaches out the lye from the ashes.
When this water is added to a fat source, it will saponify, turning  into a soft soap that will harden in a few hours.

The priest washed themselves of the ashes after dumping them. The fat from the sacrifice was already in the ash. The priest were to keep themselves clean. They were washing with soap without even realizing it.

God often does things that help us keep our lives clean without us thinking about it.

Can you remember a time when you avoided a situation that might have been disastrous for your health or your testimony? Could this have been a time God was keeping you clean?

II Peter 3:18 tells us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Using S.O.A.P. in your spiritual life will be a great help to you. Why not join your family in spring cleaning.
S.O.A.P.
I’m not sure where this idea originated but there are several internet sites that give the details.
  • Scripture: Read a chapter of God’s Word. I suggest beginning a book.
What verse stands out to you?
Write the verse at the top of the first page of your journal.
  • Observation: What is your observation about this verse?
What surprised you?
What was new to you?
What questions do you have?
  • Application: How can you apply your observation to your life?
  • Prayer: How is God leading you to live out this verse?
Blessings,

Gail

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Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail writes Sunday School lessons for children and teens. She teaches in a  public school near her home. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

Visit Gail at http://gailcartee.blogspot.com/ or email her at gcartee8645@windstream.net.

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