Last year I installed a humidifier on my furnace. It is wonderful devise adding moisture to the heated air and helping my nightly breathing and rest. It also prevents those shocking static reminders during the cold days of winter. But like anything else it needs care and maintenance. So today’s project was to clean the unit and replace the filter.
When I removed the outer cover I was surprised to find hardened mineral deposits crusted to the filter, floats and assembly. The reason for my surprise is I have a state of the art water softener that runs often and should prevent these damaging sediments from forming. That’s another story.
I thoroughly washed the parts, removed the gunk and replaced the old filter with a new one. When finished I turned the water back on, restarted the furnace and adjusted the control setting to the outside temperature. It began to run efficiently again and another chore has now been crossed off my “to do” list.
Isn’t the process of God’s spiritual cleansing similar? You remove the gunk through repentance, wash the parts in confession and replace your old filter though the filling of His Spirit.
Each person must have a spiritual birth and cleaning to occur in their hearts if they are to see God’s everlasting light and enjoy His presence forever.
Note the words of the Apostle Peter,
“For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed, but of imperishable,
through the living and enduring word of God.”
1 Peter 1:23
This is the assurance the Father promises, without reservation and without conditions.
Can Jesus check you off His “to do” list?