Saturday, March 28, 2009

You Will Be Filled

From an emotional and spiritual perspective, we each have buckets that do not remain empty of their own accord. We can choose to fill them with the things of this world: alcohol, relationships (good & bad), eating or not eating, lust, anger, money, clothing, television, internet, music, material possessions, gossip, excessive focus on a career, one's physical image, status, pride, envy and jealousy, see Galations 5: 19-21 for more. Or we can choose to be filled with the things of God "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control" (Galations 5:22-23) This is a daily process and even an hourly and moment by moment choosing to be filled with God and to make Him the center of our desires. It is so easy to fall away and be distracted by the earthly things all around clamoring for our attention.

These emotional and spiritual buckets consistently replenish us and determine our perspective and outlook on life. If we seek the buckets with good, clean, pure water, the associated sponge of our lives will be soaked with the life giving, spirit filled nature of God and will seep out everywhere we go and onto everyone we come in contact with. At the same time, if we fill our sponges from buckets not of God, His joy and righteousness will not fill our lives and we end up operating in our own power. (Not a good spot to be in) The sponge drips and dries out over time and must be refilled.

You will be filled, so choose to be filled with God and His abundant life.

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