When I sat down at the computer to write this post, I thought, “Oh no, my thoughts have dried up!” It’s been one of those weeks. I have this nasty sinus thing and it gives me brain fog. There have been so many interruptions and unexpected stressors this week. I haven’t slept well and winter returned to Oklahoma. Those cold, cloudy, dreary, damp days of February are here.
I stared at the computer screen and no words came. Then, I heard a still small voice whisper, “You still have something to give, pour it out.” I immediately thought I can’t I’m drained. Again, the Spirit prompted me, “Pour it out!” That time it was more than a gentle suggestion, it was a “do it now” command. I knew I needed to slow down and listen as the Lord guided me about what to write. So I took a break.
I was unloading the dishwasher and as usual, the glasses still had a little bit of water left in the top. I would lift a glass from the upper rack and pour out the excess. One after another, I poured out leftover water. Before long, I knew what the Lord was teaching. No matter how drained I am, no matter how I think my thoughts and words have dried up, I still have a little more to give. Because I belong to Christ I have more than enough to pour out.
Scripture is full of verses that speak to this spiritual overflow. In John 4:14, Jesus tells the Samaritan woman the water He gives will become a well of water springing up to eternal life. In the book of Acts the Holy Spirit was poured out from God and filled believers. Psalm 23 says “My cup overflows.”
Okay, I’m convinced I have more than enough to pour out. How about you?
Maybe you are a young stay at home mom? The budget is tight, the kids are sick, the house is messy…Pour it out…Maybe you’re facing a layoff or job loss and you wonder how to provide for your family?…Pour it out…Maybe you’re dealing with a prodigal son/daughter and you’re at your wit’s end? Pour it out…Maybe you are facing an illness and long-term treatment?…Pour it out…
Because of Jesus there is more than a little left in you, why not pour it out?
Heavenly Father, Because of you, we have an abundance of what we need. Will You spring forth, fill us to overflowing with your power to live victoriously. In the name of Jesus, the One Who is the Living Water, Amen