Filter; any substance, as cloth, paper, porous porcelain, or a layer of charcoal or sand, through which liquid or gas is passed to remove suspended impurities or to recover solids.
I often start my blog posts with a word that has stayed with me for a few days. The word filter has been with me since Sunday and wont leave my mind, so it must be my blog word for the week. The word seems ordinary and doesn’t seem like a word that would keep you up at night. However, this word does keep me up at night as I had surgery a little over a year ago to remove part of my liver and I lay awake at night wondering if my liver is “filtering” like it should. That would have never crept in a year ago and hampered my sleep. I will give you a bit of a biology lesson (you get it all here). The liver is an organ that filters out all the toxins and cleans your blood before dispersing it back into the body. The liver is a great organ, but you don’t think about its job, you just go on about your day trusting that it is removing all the bad stuff from your blood. The ultimate “filter” is always at hand in our life and we seem to not even see it, because we are so caught up in this thing called life. If you stop and think about it, God is the ultimate filter in our lives. By using God as your filter, all the toxins in your life will not seep in and reek havoc. My lesson in all this is if you trust your liver (as well as all major organs) without thinking about their job, then trusting God to filter out all the noise and negativity of the world should be simple, right? The key here is trust the filter!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6
Listen for Gods voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he is the one who will keep you on track.