If you knew me I would not be one you might label as obsessive compulsive or OCD. If I took a personality test I would probably score very low in those types of tendencies. But for some very odd reason, I am obsessively compulsive about a clean coffee maker. One might even label me a coffee snob. I cannot stand for coffee grounds to perk over into my coffee pot. Every three months I faithfully run cleaning solution through my coffee maker. Every morning you will find me cleaning residue coffee out of my carafe. I know I just don’t get this compulsive cleaning relationship I have with my coffee maker. My behavior really perplexes my husband. I am the one in my marital relationship who has to be picked up after. Yes you heard me. My husband picks up my shoes and puts them in my closet so that I will know where they are the next morning. Just today while I was doing my coffee cleaning routine, my husband announced, “You do realize that you have two pairs of boots scattered in the living room.” “I can’t concentrate on that right now I must clean my coffee maker.”
Too bad I’m not OCD with the state of my soul. King David was.
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on your altar.”
Psalm 51:1-19 NIV
Our God is obsessive compulsive over the condition of our soul. We are coffee makers and God wants pure coffee to pour into our mugs. Only He can cleanse all the impurities that have gathered in the elements of our coffee makers.
”For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son that who so ever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.
Only Jesus has the ingredients to cleanse every element in our soul. It is the blood He shed on the cross.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9 NIV
“In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
Hebrews 9:22 NIV
Enjoy your morning coffee