Today as I was sharing with my husband a few of the routine things I do when I fly, you’ll never guess what I discovered.
“So, I always take an empty water bottle with me and keep it on the outside pocket of my carry on,” I said. “Then when I get through security and get off the tram which takes me to the other side, I’ll look for the filtered water machines and fill my bottle.
Call me cheap, it’s okay, but I simply refuse to pay a whopping $4.00 for a ninety-nine cent bottle of water.
Anyways, when I said, “When I get to the other side, hit me– it’s just like our Christian walk, we need to empty ourselves out in order to be filled up just like I need to do with my bottle.
How can we have all of Jesus, be full of Him and walk in His righteousness, if we continue to walk our own way?
When Jesus met the Samaritan women at the well in the middle of the day, she thought she had everything she needed. But no, Jesus told her He had living water for her. He told her if she drank of the water He had she would never thirst again.
“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13
When we empty ourselves of what we think is important, and we make room for Jesus to fill us, we will have all we need in this world. Jesus can fill us with peace. He can fill us with joy. And as the scripture says, He will give to us eternal life.
Just like with the water bottle, after you passed through security, you are free to go on. When we come to Jesus, it’s a bit of security too. But it’s not a metal detector we must go through or a scanner of our goods, but a different scanner — one of the heart.
Is our heart ready to receive Him? Have we let go of who we were, asked Him to forgive us of our sins, and make room for Him to dwell within our heart?
Have you emptied yourself out today? Do you have room to be filled with the waters of eternal life? If so, maybe you’d like to share in the comments what the Lord is showing you.
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Here’s a little something extra 🙂 Here is a poem I wrote many years ago for my very first website!
A cistern that is broken
with cracks, I cannot see.
Contains barely enough water
to quench the thirst in me.
For water shall seep out
throughout the cracks, I know.
And oh so dry and thirsty
away, away I go.
But a vessel pure from heaven
A fountain to restore my life.
Filled with love and promise
to remove my grief and strife.
So shower me with your love
And Your grace now over me.
Creating life anew
to set this captive free!