They drive by a house in their expensive car, gazing at the beauty of the slate roof, the spotless sandy brick, the paned custom windows and the red steel door – polished like their car, faced with a brass framed, leaded glass storm door. They comment to each other about the wealthy appeal of the home and keep on driving. Did they see the gutters? No.. Did they even think that without them, there would be water spots and paint stains running all the way down the house and the garden in the front would have a trench from the water that eroded it, from a lack of direction? No.. The least expensive, most ignored part of the house, keeps it looking the best. Some people only notice the best, rather than the source of its preservation. Gutters collect and direct the abundance of rain that gathers at the top,down the spout and out into the world.
We can learn from the gutters, in that we should also pour out the abundance that God pours upon us – out into the world, even when we’re at the top. The effect of not collecting and directing this abundance poured upon us, will only bring the erosion of our purpose here. Maintaining continuous flow and direction, eliminates clogs and blocks.
Are people only seeing the good parts of your house or the parts of your house that are doing good. Don’t idolize your parts – utilize them.
Your body (house) is a temple of the living God and from you will pour rivers of living water. (1 Corinthians 6:19 – 2 Corinthians 6:16 – John 7:38 – Isaiah 58:11)