Friday, July 22, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Full



Another week has flown by, and it is time for Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's. She is home and filled with so much to share, hence this Friday's word :

Full

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There have been times I've pushed away from a table spread with a bounty of delicious food so full I thought I would never be able to eat another bite. However, in only a few hours time I begin to feel the rumblings of hunger and know that what was once full is now empty.

So it is with my heart. There are times when I feel so full of Him I feel I am complete - like I could run on this "dose" of Holy Spirit for the rest of my life. However, it doesn't take long - sometimes only a matter of minutes - before I realize I need a fresh filling.

I am filled so that I might be poured out; filled so that I might live in a way that brings honor and glory to Him; filled so that I can serve others and die to self - moment by moment.

I am constantly in need of filling. There are pin holes that leak. There are times I want desperately to do what is right and quickly realize that I am trying to run on empty. Without Him, my best intentions fall short.

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Please come join us at Lisa-Jo's. I would love to read what your heart has to say about "Full."

Blessings,
Linda

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pin holes do indeed drain us. The sad part is that we never seem to notice until we're running on empty. Lovely post!

Anonymous said...

Great way of looking at it.
Thanks,
T

grammy said...

I always love to read these...
good job

Beth said...

I love the "pin holes" part. Often it does leak out of us in tiny ways we're not even aware of until we realize we're operating on empty.
This is wonderful, Linda, truly ministering to me.

I couldn't do the 10 minute excercise--mine today is much longer, but it's been being put together in my spirit for several weeks now and I knew it was time to share it.

Anonymous said...

I *know* exactly what you mean, Linda. It's usually when I've not had time to refill and suddenly the meltdown happens! Is that a picture of rain? I hope so! I know you all have had so little of it this summer, right?

lil red hen said...

Linda, you can sure put a lot of wisdom into five minutes! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

good good good post.

S. Etole said...

You've offered us much in a short amount of time. Thank you for that.