Getting Rid of the Filler

We switched to a new bird seed this week. Our birds go through feed like crazy, and we keep it coming so we'll have a wonderful flock of birds to watch right up next to the house.

It's fun to see them pick through the seed for their favorite kinds. It's a mix of seeds, and apparently some types of birds like certain kinds more than others. It will cause an occasional fight and even lead to birds chasing each other off.

But what is most interesting is how every single kind of bird will throw one type of seed on the ground. They'll scrape it out with their beaks or kick it out with their feet, just so they can get to what they want. Other birds, maybe less aggressive birds, will eat that seed off the deck. But the others won't have anything to do with that filler seed - they want the good stuff.

We suffer from an excessive amount of filler in our own lives. We add on and pack in until we're so built up that we have to kick out some of that stuff just to get to the good parts that will truly be good for us.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:41-42

What's the filler in your life this week?
* An overly full schedule?
* Things you've procrastinated about?
* Wants that you've decided are needs?
* Worry?
* Fleshly desires?
* Bitterness?

We can take a lesson from the birds - since that is Scriptural - and get rid of that filler. Claw, scratch, throw and toss that junk right out onto the ground. It's just jamming up the works and keeping use from enjoying the best part, the part that Jesus Christ has given freely.

That part is needful - the filler isn't.
Jesus Christ Himself is that good part - get rid of everything else.

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