Last year as part of the 40 Day Focus, my friend Laurie Hock, shared a post called, "Where You Gonna Get Your Fill?" In it, she explored Psalm 81:10. “I am the Lord your God...Open wide your mouth and I will fill it” (NIV).
“It’s that simple. God asks us to ask Him. He responds with the promise He will fill what we set before Him. He is our satisfier. God exists to be our Father, our Provider, our Wisdom, our Grace and Guide. He holds all the answers, all the peace, and all of time. What better place to fill up?
“Can you think of anything else that can offer you such satisfaction? Will you let God be your fill today? He will fill you up when you make time for Him. God fills us up when we start our day with prayer and praise. God fills us up when we show His love to His people.
“God fills us up as we read, meditate on, and proclaim His Word and truth each day. God fills us up as we listen to songs offering Him worship and adoration. God will fill each of us the way He knows we uniquely need. To activate His loving power, we must tell Him that He’s where we want to get our fill. We must offer Him our heart, our time, our lives.”
As the worship leader in our church, when my husband plugs the power cord into his guitar, he imagines himself plugging into the Spirit like a branch of the Vine. It's the connection that provides the power.
So if you’re feeling deflated, open wide your heart and say “Lord, fill ‘er up!”
Our 40 Day Focus leading up to Christmas Day is now complete. I pray that you experienced His presence daily, and will continue to do so. I’ll be taking a few days off, but will be back soon!
Blessings to you and yours,
ps - I just have to add:
Dec. 26th, the most anti-climactic day of the year, happens to be my birthday!
But my wonderful family has always made it special for me, so personally - I'm not feeling deflated at all!