This weekend you decided that you would take your family out for a little walk since the weather forecast was planning on being one of the nicer days of the week. You family piles into your vehicle and off you go. Everyone decides that they want to stop by the local pet store and just look around. The first aisle you come to in the store is the fish aisle. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of fish in many different aquariums. Your kids ask if they would be able to get a fish. They have been pretty good kids lately and their grades are great so you and y0ur spouse agree to get them a fish only if they take care of it. The kids jump with joy and promise that they will take care of it.
With the fish that your kids just picked out, you have to purchase an aquarium. The fish requires a certain size aquarium so you have to purchase a 15-gallon aquarium with oxygen filters, rocks, and little houses for the fish to sleep in. You get the fish home and settled into its new tank.
For about five days your kids are over-the-top excited about their new fish. They call their grandparents and friends and even decide to put the fish on their Christmas card that they are sending to all of their friends. The sixth day, and on, they gradually forget the fish was still in their house. They forget that they are too feed it and clean it to make sure it survives. When the fish take gets dirty and the fish has to live in those types of atmospheres, it can cause it to become sick and potentially die.
It is very important that we take care of our aquarium so that anything living in it will live a healthy long life.
Do you take care of your aquarium as you should?
Our home is our aquarium and it is important to keep everything in it clean.
Many Christian families start out strong and very faith driven. They all have a drive for serving Christ that is hard to break and they continue on the path that God wants them to be on. Then, like the kids and their new fish, the home slowly starts to get dirty. Consistent sins start to come into the home without anyone really even noticing it. They appear in the home over time and then it becomes a normal atmosphere for the home. Eventually, the home has become covered in sinful ways. The once Christ-driven family has now let other things take over their life. They no longer attend worship as they should and they skip out on opportunites to serve others. The home has come to a point that is almost impossible to change.
It is very important that we keep our home clean and if it does become saturated with sin, we must work hard on our own aquarium to get it back to where it needs to be.
Luckily, we have the one person that can help us clean any mess we may have. He can get the mildew off of the glass and clean up the water and make it pure and healthy again. Nothing is impossible without God (Matthew 19:23). Adding Christ back to the top of our priority list will allow Him to start the cleaning process. He will deep clean our souls and erase all of the marks on our hearts. No one else has the ability to do that.
In order to get a clean aquarium again, it is up to you to repent of those sins. He will forgive you of all your sins and give you a fresh start at life with Him.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to clean your aquarium.
God is Good…