Today I am joining Kate Motaung in her first Five Minute Friday. Things have remained the same the same. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. We all write on the same word.
In the course of my day, there are many things which I must fill …
- my coffee cup with much needed coffee. Multiple times.
- my car with gas.
- my day with activities.
- a measuring cup with an ingredient as I cook or bake.
In all these things, I am the one in control. I am the one handling and managing the filling.
But in my life, I am to hand over the control to the only One who can truly fill me, satisfy me and bring meaning to my days. My life cannot become filled with distractions pulling me away from God.
For when distracted, while I have had my fill, I am full of things which are empty, producing nothing of lasting value.
God rescued His people from the entrapment and slavery of Egypt. He led and returned them to the place where He would make them a distinct people. They would be recognized as His. It would be His doing and not their own.
And He does the same for my life, bringing me to the very place in life, where He fills me with His purposes resulting in my life being filled.
Filled with His love, peace, joy, hope.
“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.” (Psalm 81:10b, NLT)