The Upper Room Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 – Clean Away the Dust

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional 15 July 2022
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 for Thursday Message || Clean Away the Dust

Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 Message by Glynis M. Belec (Ontario, Canada)

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TOPIC: Clean Away the Dust

TODAY’S READING
1 John 1:5-10

KEY VERSE: If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9 (NRSV)

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 MESSAGE

It is amazing and annoying how dust can creep into places you don’t expect. Recently my husband and I have been doing some home renovations. I was determined that I would protect all our furniture and made sure I had enough plastic to cover everything.

I didn’t think about the insides of the kitchen cupboards, though. I figured the contents of the cupboards were safe since they were all behind doors. But renovation dust managed to creep into the crevices. It wasn’t until cleanup time that I noticed the thin layer of dust that had covered everything!

As I cleaned out my cupboards, I thought about how it wouldn’t hurt to give myself a dusting off too. Sin can creep in just like dust. Prayer and confession are good ways to clean away the dust in my life. It was good to stop and think about how God blesses me every day with mercy and grace.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Gracious God, remind us always of how you created and love us. Help us tidy up areas of our lives that don’t bring you glory so we can show our gratitude to you. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Each day God gives me abundant mercy and grace.

PRAYER FOCUS
People who clean homes for a living

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 15 July 2022 Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. Read More