That imposed all kind of interesting questions into my mind. If I was a clogged artery would God still be able to flow through me? Is the sin in our lives like the clogging of an artery? How much does my sin hinder Gods ability to work through me?
These are all very interesting questions. I feel as if sin will always interfere with my fellowship with God. When my fellowship is affected then so is my ability to let God work through me. I become a hindrance to Gods work. Thus he will not be as likely to flow through me.
When I have unchecked sin in my life it is hard for me to want to study the Bible. When I study the Bible less I will lose my edge as an effective Christian. My desire to tell others about the saving grace of Christ is affected. I lose my desire to do God’s will. I become lethargic and ineffective in my Christian walk.
If we want to be truly effective in our work for God we need to clean up the sin in our lives. A constant injection of God’s word will help us in our battle against sin. In order to be able to eventually overcome sin we have to desire God and his will more than we desire our own will.
It is not until we want Gods will more than we want our will that we will be successful in overcoming the vices that are in our lives. Are you a clogged artery? Maybe you need open heart surgery. Jesus can do wonders for your heart if you will only let him. He can help you get the sin out of your life. Then you can be a clean vessel that God would be honored to work through.