Over the last several years, the concept of healthy eating has exploded in the United States. People everywhere are doing their best to ensure they eat healthy so they enjoy life and live longer. Many of them have turned to eating organic foods—foods that are grown in environments free of harmful chemicals and pesticides, and are not loaded with preservatives. Perhaps one of the biggest drawbacks to organic food, aside from being somewhat expensive, is the fact that it doesn’t last long. Because organic food doesn’t have preservatives, it can perish quickly. Here’s something to consider, as a believer: In the same way that people protect their lives by eating organic foods, we should protect our relationship and fellowship with God through organic worship. By that, I mean we must make certain that our worship is always authentic and pure, and that it is constant—not only in church. We must not allow ourselves to become polluted with, or distracted by the cares of this world so that we don’t spend the proper time with God and His Word. When we do that, we risk tainting our spiritual lives; we chance having our relationship and fellowship with the Lord not be strong, healthy, and fruitful as He desires. Worship is a sacred privilege—not a religious obligation to be done only when we feel like it or “get around to doing it.” It must never become contaminated by the negative pressures of life—the so-called chemicals and pesticides of life’s drama that can spiritually ruin our lives. John 4:23, English Standard Version, says, “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” Don’t let life’s toxic issues get in the way of your intimate joy with your true worship unto your heavenly Father.