God speaks to me through the most mundane things, but the messages are so on time. He gave me two truths tonight.
Biblical Lessons from Clogged Drains
Have you ever had a terrible clogged drain before? The kind where you pour an entire bottle of Drano on it, and it just sits in your sink, not moving?
The first message: Our spiritual walk can get clogged too.
Just like your sink gets clogged, the same can be true with our walk with God. We can clog it up with unconfessed sins, problems of the world, and desires of the flesh. We get our focus off from God, and we feel stuck. Stagnant, like the water that refuses to go through the drain. What we need to do is confess those sins, turn our eyes back to Jesus, remember that He is constantly at work even if we don’t see it, and allow His Living water to flow freely through us. Then and only then will we be able to do what God has called us to do. What has your mind and heart clogged tonight? Whatever it is, God can and will help free you from it. He is there waiting for you to confess those sins and seek His will.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
The Second Message: God is always working even when we can’t see it.
You see, I sat there and watched the drain for a while and got frustrated. I then made plans to take the sink apart later that night. The Drano wasn’t working fast enough for me. I couldn’t see any progress in the problem getting solved.
Does that sound familiar to anyone else? How many times do we pray and expect to see things change instantly? Now don’t get me wrong, God can and has worked that fast; however, most of the time, we have to be patient and trust that God is working. All too often, we get tired and try to fix the problem ourselves, making the situation worse. We must turn to scripture and remind ourselves of God’s promises. We have to trust Him and allow Him to work in his timing. He will meet every need we have.
Philippians 1:6, ESV And I am sure of this that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:19, ESV And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
So tonight, sit with God, trust that He is working. Thank Him for the work He has already done for you and for the work that He will do. Praise Him in the Waiting.