Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Refreshed by God Series
Net's Notations Tuesdays

Last week we talked about following our Good Shepherd to the places of refreshing. Today we’ll talk about what can happen when we follow that nudge, let ourselves be drawn to a place of refreshing: refilling!

Like parents or pastors, we writers give and give, which means we’ll need refilling.

We need fresh insights and words from Him so we can pour out.

That’s why I like this waterfall image. The water from above refills the pool below. Moving water. Refreshing. Cool. Life-giving water.

You don’t have to “get away from it all” to be refilled. Just spend some time with God. Find a quiet place, grab your Bible. Pray. Listen.

But again it’s a question of willingness and choosing to be refilled.

By design, Christians are like those fountains where the sculpture character holds a spilling pitcher. Water is pumped up to pour from a pitcher into the pool below. We weren’t meant to hold onto the water, but to let it flow from us to the pool waiting below.

Collected water goes stale—lets mosquitoes breed. So, we want to pour out on others. Moving water is living water. And God is the source inside us.

Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 14:13-14)

But we’re finite, so we need continued refilling. The great part is, God is willing and able to refill us as often as we need. Make the secret place a priority, get refilled daily.

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