Got Filter?

It is not easy adjusting to city water. I miss the well we enjoyed at our former home. Well water is pure and refreshing. I wonder if a person who has only experienced water with chemicals knows there is something better.

We have a filtering system to help keep toxins out. It recently had to be changed. We counted the cost. We realized what ignoring this responsibility would allow and found it necessary. It is not required to have a filter. It makes the water more usable.

As followers of Christ, are we filtering the things that flow in and out of us? Do we allow toxins into our lives? The world around us is quickly changing. We must be even more careful to examine ourselves. The Word is our filter.  When we do what Jesus said, we become more usable.

My neighbor doesn’t come over and tell me it is time to change my filter. My system operation is left entirely up to me. However,  I am not the only one effected by my choice.  Others partake of foods I prepare using the water I have. 

We must not allow unhealthy additives into our lives. What we consume is what we will pour out to others.  Small distractions can sometimes stop big purposes that God has for us. Satan desires to “clog the filters” of our hearts and minds with fear, worry, doubt, gossip...the list goes on and on.

Like the chemicals, the damage may not be evident all at once. We may even become accustomed to the “taste” and conform to it as being natural.  The choice is ours. We must continue to drink from the pure well, Christ Jesus. He is the living water.

John 4:14 (AMP) "But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life."

~ Connie Robinson

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