Clogged Pipes

April 16, 2024

Tuesday’s Truth is a free weekly devotional shared by Rev. Gary Mimbs

“Clogged Pipes”

The sink in the bathroom started making a gurgling sound and it was taking a long time for the water to drain out of it. It also had a musky smell. I removed the little elbow-shaped trap under the sink and discovered that it was clogged up with hair, and other gunk. Not only was it clogged up but the main drain pipe on each side of the trap was clogged up for about 3 inches on each side.

It was not hard to figure out why it was clogged up. I had not checked it or cleaned it out in the almost 5 years that we have lived there. I took the time and effort to do the dirty deed of cleaning out all this gunk so that the water would flow through the sink again. I made myself a mental note to not wait 5 years or until it got clogged up again to check and clean it. That way the mess would not be as much and as nasty to deal with.

The Bible indicates in several scripture passages that Christians are vessels of God and that His love, spirit, joy, and peace are to flow through us. So, if we allow our hearts to get clogged up with the gunk of the world then the flow is limited or stops altogether. It can happen like my plumbing issues happened – by neglect. When we neglect God and His word the world takes up the space that is left unoccupied.

I could have been putting some liquid drain cleaner in the sink occasionally as regular maintenance and it would have dissolved the gunk. The more that we apply the Word of God to our hearts and minds the more that it will clean out the gunk. Then as we allow the Holy Spirit will fill the empty space with the fruit of the Spirit. This will create a wonderful fragrance of His love instead of the stinking mess that the world provides.

So how is your spiritual flow doing? Do you need to allow the Holy Spirit to come and clean out your heart and mind so that God’s love can flow through to the maximum? Are there stinking things there creating blockage? Things like doubt, worry, fear, envy, jealousy, pride, bad attitudes? Take time to deal with the blockages before they get any worse.

In Love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs

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