Last week, I followed my nightly routine and fixed myself a cup of chamomile tea; not sure why I filled it to the brim, but I did.
Funny thing is that those of us who are blind tend to bump into things,
especially when we're in a hurry. And that's exactly what I did. As I
carried it from the kitchen to the bedroom, I misjudged the door frame
and my elbow caught the edge, causing my tea to spill out. UGH!
That's what happens to all of us. When we experience bumps in life,
whatever overflows in us will pour out. If we carry fear and we hear bad
news, fear will spill out. When we harbor anger and someone doesn't
measure up to our standards, rudeness and anger will trickle out. When
insecurities overflow, a defensive attitude will leak out. And before we
know it, we stand in a puddle of unhappiness.
But there's hope,
and it comes in the vehicle called "change." When faith, grace,
patience, genuine love and gentleness overflow in our heart, no matter
how hard the bump, these will spill out. "For out of the overflow of
the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the
good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the
evil stored up in him" (Matthew 12:34b-35).
What we store in
the heart is the determining factor between living a marvelous life or a
Father, grant me wisdom to analyze what
fills my heart. Show me what I need to remove and replace. Reveal to me
what I must store in order to please you; to bring honor and glory to
you. Teach me how to store genuine love so it spills out to those around
me. In Jesus' name, amen.
What fills your heart today?
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