My apartment has a lot of mold in it (in the sinks, pipes and my shower). This explains why I’ve been constantly sick. I‘ve been washing my dishes, hands and showering with a fungus.
I then started to think about John 4:14
“but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (NIV)
In the NLT it states that it ‘become a fresh bubbling spring’
But what happens when the bubbling ceases? When there is no flow (in or out), what will become of the well? It will begin to mold. The water will then be contaminated.
Once this occurs, and the ‘bubbling’ resumes, it will contaminate everyone and everything.
Coming from a western society, when we see someone else’s problem, we want to rush in and find a solution and fix the problem. Yet, with ourselves, I find us less eager to find the source of the problem and deal with it accordingly.
If we want to be truly effective in our ministry, we must truly examine ourselves. Is there a fungus growing in your well/life that needs to be completely removed? How long has it been there? Is it in an environment that allows the fungus to continue to grow?
It is one thing to start the cleaning process, then move on. BUT if all of it wasn’t removed and it is in the same environment, it will grow back.
It can be a constant battle if that is what you choose. OR it can be taken care of all at once. It really is our choice. But will we choose what is best for us or ignore it and hope it doesn’t really affect too many people?
What is funny about mold is most people do not know they are suffering from a reaction to mold as it appears like it is a common cold/flu that just won’t go away (or asthma). Most of the time, mold particles cannot even been seen until it has begun to settle and grow.