How easily hubby and I forget to change the house filters ~ until we begin to sneeze more than usual. So, what is the purpose of a sneeze? To clear sinus passages and to rid our breathing passages from unwanted intruders. Tiny cilia work as “bouncers” to clear the way; not only that, they recalibrate to stand at greater attention for future intruders. I’m reminded of that when I release more than one sneeze at a time.
House filters can be overlooked because they are not readily visible. Once we finally get to them, we find that they have collected more than we wish to admit. Garrr-oss! The same goes with filters of the soul. There’s no greater filter for clearing out soul’s dusty passages that collect from our fallen world than the Word of God. It serves as the greatest and purest preventative, the wisest detector, and the ultimate power to expel what is unhealthy for us.
Filters collect and can even clog. So can our thoughts. We collect dust mites: those tiny little organisms, somewhat like “little foxes that spoil the vine.” Unkind words, negative thoughts, runaway feelings, for instance. We collect pressures: like atmospheric influences that drag us down. Sinus headaches and infections can be a good analogy of what we might well have held onto as opposed to using our filter. What collects on the surfaces of our home–as well as those dusty thoughts floating through the air–are evidence of what is ready to take up residence in our souls.
The reality remains: dust happens. Therefore, since sneaky particles are ever present to clog my filter, I must be keenly aware of the need for my soul’s home to be purified by the Word of God. It’s the only true clearing agent.
Have a spiritual SNEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Use the Word of God to filter out and purify what rests upon the soul.
“Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friend, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” [2 Corinthians 7:1]