Get the Crimps Out

Proverbs 4: 23 Amplified " Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance for out of it flows the springs of life"

There is nothing like Springtime, it's such a great time of newness of life.  The birds are singing, the leaves on the trees are turning green, flowers are blooming.  I enjoy this time of year so much.  Well, all almost everything about this time of year.  Outdoor chores are…not my favorite.  Have you wrestled with your garden hose lately?  You turn the faucet on, you can hear the water, you know it's on, but there's only a trickle of water coming out of the hose.  Then you look behind you and see it's all crimped up and making a hissing noise.  You get all the crimps out and BAM, the water is flowing!

The same thing happens to us sometimes as believers.  In Proverbs 4:23 it tells us why things don't flow as freely as they should.  I mean, the word is on the inside of us, we know it's there, but where is it, why are just a few "drops" coming out?  Because we live from the inside out, not the outside in.  The problem isn't what's going on on the outside.  The problem is what going on on the inside that's flowing to the outside.

What can crimp our spiritual "hose"?  Worry.  Fear.  Anxiety.  What else?  Strife definitely crimps the hose. Along with bitterness and unforgiveness.  So let's get those crimps out!  Let's get rid of anything that's stopping the flow of the springs of life.  Let's straighten out our thinking, let's let some things go.

Make a decision today not to worry, not to fear, not to lose sleep.  Get the crimps out.  There is a never ending flow of rivers of living water on the inside of you.  Release it.  Allow it to flow into and saturate every area of our life.