Washing Your Walk
“So he got up from the supper table, set aside his robe, and put on an apron. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, drying them with his apron. When he got to Simon Peter, Peter said, “Master, you wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You don't understand now what I'm doing, but it will be clear enough to you later.” Peter persisted, “You're not going to wash my feet--ever!” Jesus said, “If I don't wash you, you can't be part of what I'm doing.” John 13:4-8
I love Peter, he's proof Jesus can use us anyway. Peter’s reactions to situations parallel ours. He lived life passionately. He spoke without thinking and reacted the same way. When Jesus began to wash the feet of the disciples, Peter recoiled. He didn't understand the significance of Jesus' act. It was common practice to wash the feet of any who entered the house because everyone walked and their feet would be covered with dirt. Jesus' act of foot washing and His statement, “If I don't wash you, you can't be part of what I'm doing,” meant, if you don't let me wash your walk your testimony will not reflect Me.
I want Jesus to wash my walk. I don't want my walk to be dirty or tainted. I want to enter into His presence clean and sit at His banquet table. I want my testimony to be pure and undefiled before a lost and broken world. I want others to see the cleansing power of Jesus in my life. Initially Peter held back, but when He heard it was the only way to be part of what Jesus, was doing he changed his stance. Peter then said, "Lord, don't wash just my feet. Wash my hands and my head," John 13:9. Don't hold back. Let Him wash your walk.
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