So, of course, my thoughts travel. Now would be the time to
As I am thinking of full gas tanks, I reflect that there are other "fulls" too.
As the holidays approach with the usual sneak and stealth, I am thinking of full stockings, full plates, and then consequently, full bellies.
You can fill up your mind, your heart, and be full of a lot of things... not all of them good - i.e. be full of pride, bitterness, anger, drugs, alcohol, etc...
It's so easy to fill up your day, your house, credit card balances, wardrobe, and your calendar.
The problem with a lot of "fills" is that they leave you emptier that you started. It's like trying to drink nail polish remover. It looks like water, it pours, but it evaporates and won't satisfy. In fact, it will make you sick!
When you drink to escape, eat to numb, run on empty, and shop til you drop, you aren't helping.That problem, that hunger, that lonely won't go away at the end of it.
We live in a society that breathes microwave-instant-now! We want full, and we want it NOW!!!!
Can I tell you what satisfies? Every time? No lie...
It's not a what, but a Who...
Check this out...
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (in effect, Jesus), for they will be filled. Mathew 5:6
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:8
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
Ephesians 3:17, 18
So, let God open you up! Running over and spilling out to all those that are hurting right about now.
Trust me, there's nothing like it <><