Mustard Seed Daily Devotion

Wash me … Cleanse me … I am clean!

In the Word

… no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you clean as freshly fallen snow. Isaiah 1:18b LB

Of the Word

When the prophet Nathan confronted King David about his adulterous affair with Bathsheba, David broke down and confessed his grievous sin before God. He said, 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 (Psalm 51:1–2).

Have you ever just had a “great cry” — one in which your soul poured out all your deepest sorrows and your tears cleansed your heart? Perhaps that was David’s experience when he was confronted with his sinfulness. After confession, David’s spirit was cleansed. That is what happens to us, too, when we come before our Lord in confession, seeking His forgiveness. God’s forgiveness brings us a cleansing, a washing that rejuvenates and restores our relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Walking with my Lord

Cleanse my heart, O Lord, and draw me close to You so I may teach others Your ways and Your praise will be ever on my lips and in my heart. In Jesus’ forgiving name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in Prayer. Written by 2003-2005 LWML Christian Life Committee. 8/31 ©2005 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.

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Scripture quotations marked LB are taken from The Living Bible, Copyright © 1971, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187. All rights reserved.

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