I went to the dentist this morning for a cleaning. When the dental hygienist told me it was time for a periodontal exam, I cringed. I have done a terrible job flossing since my last appointment, and I knew it would show in the exam. Sure enough, there were a few areas in my mouth that showed my lack of daily dental maintenance. My teeth were fine, but my gums need some work. Thankfully, it’s not too late. I have time to turn things around and to improve the health of my mouth.
If we don’t maintain our oral health, we will lose our teeth.
If we don’t maintain our automobiles, our cars will eventually need a significant repair.
If we don’t maintain our fitness by exercising and eating well, we will likely face an early death along with other health challenges.
Maintenance is really, really important – in every area of our lives.
What’s the condition of your heart? I’m not talking about the organ in your chest. I’m talking about your soul.
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8:36
What are you doing to maintain your soul?
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8