Check your pot for a release
“Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,” 1 Corinthians 6:19 (AMP)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
This past weekend while cleaning off my patio I discovered that I had a potted plant full of water. To my surprise when I dumped that water it was a really horrible smell. It had a foul disgusting odor that rated amongst the seven most pungent creatures in the world, a love fragrance that could only attract the skunk ape himself.
I began to wonder how my life is like that. Filled with what I thought were healthy habits but left unattended, they became the breeding grounds for unwanted pleasantries.
Like the potted plant filled with water, what was meant to be life sustaining became a pool of stench, a mosquito infested terrarium that would eventually rot the roots of my plant and sooner or later kill it.
The sensation of sin is like that. We allow bits and pieces of the [sin]sations in our lives which consent to the likelihood of wrongdoing that go in front of a disastrous fall.
Grandmama nem said, “all dats goude to ya aint always goude for ya.”
It was easy for me to save my plant from dying in that nasty watery grave; all I had to do was to remove it and replace the soil with some rich new, fresh potted soil filled with nutrients.
Replacing sin is not so trouble-free. It can be extremely difficult when we try to do it alone.
Our lives are similar to potted plants in that our bodies (pot) can be the home for harboring bad dirt and infectious water(sins)that will infect the plant roots(souls)and can lead to death.
The dirt is supposed to help us to grow strong and produce more physically powerful roots which will consecutively produce hardy plants.
From time to time we need to check our pots and the dirt that is in them to make sure that there is an escape for the dangerous materials to pass through. For potted plants , it’s a flower pot with a hole at the bottom. For the human plant it requires the daily reading(watering of the soul rejuvenating Word.)
When you find yourself, or as the old folk say, “when you smell yourself,” it’s time to get a check up and you can start by checking your pot.
“Lord help me to remember that I am one of Your many plants in God’s wonderful garden, let me be reminded to surround myself with well nourished dirt, fresh water and plenty of Son shine as well as to be mindful to check my pot for the ability to release harmful obsessions, fixations and other distracting things.”— Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
When God is the tender of your plants, they will flourish.