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Check Your Filter
By Victoria Osteen - Nov 12, 2009
Living in Houston, we have some super hot days during the summer. It's not uncommon to hear about an air conditioner burning out because it's been overworked. But, the interesting thing is that many problems could be avoided by simply changing the air filter regularly. If the filter gets clogged or is too dirty, it restricts air flow which can cause serious malfunction.

In the same way, we have to keep the filters of our heart clean if we want God's love and power to flow freely through our lives. And there are plenty of negative influences in the world trying to clog us up, but the Word of God is the most powerful filter you can find! It can monitor what comes into your heart and what goes out.

The Bible tells us that faith works by love. If love isn't flowing in your life, then your faith can't work. Many people live with dirty, clogged up heart filters and then wonder why things aren't working for them. Don't let that be you! Take the time to check your filter. Consider the Word of God. Are their negative influences affecting your heart filter? Do your words and the conversations you have flow freely through the filter of God's Word, or are you all clogged up headed for a malfunction?

The good news is that cleaning your heart filter is as easy as calling on the name of Jesus! Today, if you know there are things in your life that are blocking the flow of God's love and power, make the necessary adjustments to keep that filter clean. Don't ever let anything stand in the way of His blessing and peace in your life.

"Create in me a pure heart, O God…" (Psalm 51:10, NIV).
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