Outside of my living room windows stands a bubbling water fountain. The sound it makes is very relaxing, and I enjoy listening to it whenever I get the opportunity.
After hurricane Irma passed through a couple of weeks ago the water in the fountain was extremely dirty. With winds in excess of 100 mph we had dirt and debris flying everywhere,so naturally the fountain was coated in dirt.
After a thorough scrubbing the fountain was filled with clean water, and once again we had a beautiful bubbling water fountain to enjoy.
One of the things I’ve noticed about owning a fountain is that you have to turn it on frequently or else the water will become stagnant and dirty. In fact, unless the water is kept clean, not even the birds want anything to do with it.
We are not so different, if you really think about it. Aren’t we in danger of becoming stagnant unless we have a supply of fresh water bubbling up within us?
Unless we keep the Spirit bubbling within us we will become like the fountain that never gets plugged in, that never gets cleaned, that tries to get along with the same old dirty water.
And no one will want anything to do with us.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 (NKJV)
May our fountains be constantly refreshed with Living Water.