Devotions from Judy’s heart

On New Year’s eve, Al and I had a nice hot sauna and sat outside on
the porch with steam pouring from us.  We were getting rid of the
impurities of our bodies, and as we washed off, we felt all fresh
and clean. How is it that like our spiritual lives? We get so
muddied up in the world and even in our thought lives, and need
constant cleansing from things hidden deep within. The Pharisees
only wanted to clean the outside of the cup but Jesus said to
them,”Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish,
and then the outside will be clean.” ( Matt. 23:26)  Are we willing
to be cleansed deep on the inside and deal with those hidden
things?  If we are willing to expose ourselves to the “heat” we will
get cleansed and feel new and refreshed, just like coming from the