A Moldy Well

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.

mold strawberry

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.

How are you affecting others


About lizolson

I love people, culture and languages! I have served in Thailand for 5.5 years helping to empower women and children who are at risk of being trafficked or who are working in the sex industry. Everyone deserves a second chance....
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8 Responses to A Moldy Well

  1. Janice Atkin says:

    Dear Poop Everywhere, Couldn’t resist the chance to address you in your new name!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so sad your have the mold. It definitely can cause havoc!!!!!! I hope your health will improve immediately. As you probably have heard, the smoke is still very bad, I’m sure it is taking it’s toll on those that have problems with poor air quality. Blessings to you sweet young woman. Jan

  2. jacciturner says:

    Thanks Liz!

  3. Alys Seay says:

    Yikes Liz. I am sorry about this. That’s no fun… but it’s a really good analogy. Thanks:)

    • lizolson says:

      Yeah it hasn’t been super fun, but the analogy struck me to the core. There is always something greater and deeper to learn.

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. angela says:

    I will pray that you get the mold under control. Having mold in your home is not any good for any of us. Praying that you will find a solution to the mold.

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