There is a children’s song that says “Clean-up, clean-up, everybody clean-up . . .” Well that’s the time that we find ourselves in as we look towards Yom Kippur. It;s ‘clean-up time’ . . . Yeshua spoke of those that cleaned the outside of the cup and left the inside dirty. We tend to focus on the part that is seen, whereas the hidden, inside part is what Abba is concerned with. For HE looks on the heart.
Rhonda made the comment that vertical relationship with our Father has to be ‘right’ before the horizontal relationship with one another can be.
Is there anything ‘clogging’ the pipeline between me and my heavenly Father ? If so, I first need to fix that problem… and humility and repentance and obedience is the ‘plumber of choice’ . . .then and only then can there be the proper relationship with those around me . . . But WE can’t do the clean-up all on our own . . . and it’s an ongoing process . . . If you have kids, you understand that concept . . .:)
King David prayed this way : 6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
This from a man who already had an intimate relationship with Yahweh. But just like any relationship that is worth having, it takes constant attention. How’s your ‘heavenly pipeline’ ? Blessings –