It’s disgusting when your sink is stopped-up with greasy-dirty standing water. This build-up didn’t happen overnight. It all started with a small wad of hair, a few teaspoons of grease, maybe some paper, or even a toothpick or two. As time went on, things collected. Out of desperation you straighten out a coat hanger to push through the muck; you pour chemicals and boiling water down, finally you call for a plumber. One thing is for sure—you can’t ignore it!
Stuff grows in slimy water.
I’m using a clogged drain as a metaphor to describe how our spiritual pipeline to God can become sluggish if we don’t put our focus on Him and walk in His ways. When we become dismayed spiritually, it’s an open door for evil to tiptoe in with its slimy-murky pollution. Just like insoluble materials can slowly block a sink’s drain; overtime a clogged spiritual drain can stagnant our faith, diminish our hopes, increase our fears, and perhaps lure us away from God.
How to keep your spiritual drain unclogged?
- Continue to grow spiritually. Stagnation is dangerous!
- It’s mandatory to give God quality time daily.
- Pray, listen, and obey God’s guidance.
- Read God’s Word then see how it applies to your life.
- Don’t dwell on the negative. Keep your thoughts positive.
- If the negativity is in your physical space, don’t let it invade your mind.
- Give God all your worries and cares.
- Have a thankful heart.
- Treat people the way you want to be treated.
- Spend regular time with believers.
Don’t wait until you have a serious clog before you ask God for help! The key is to do daily maintenance to keep your spiritual drain free-flowing at all times.
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