Giving Out and Filling UP


Yesterday I left to run errands and stopped along the way to enjoy some “me time”.

Just as I was about to take the first sip of my latte, I was approached by a local reporter and his cameraman.  They wanted a few comments about the recent banking news.  I obliged.  Then I called my friend to catch up and just as I was leaving to go do my errand a guy backed into me in the parking lot while I was just sitting there!  Just then the phone rang.  A bit rattled, I skipped that call and called my husband.

Feeling better, I called my friend whose call I had skipped.  It turns out he needed prayer for his wife.  But before we got to pray another call came in.  It was a teenager I know.  She was crying and on her way to the hospital, so I prayed for her.  Then it was back to my other friend to finally pray with him.

My prayers felt more powerful than they have in months!  I couldn’t help but think of how Holy Spirit is more than happy to breathe on us when we step out of ourselves and take part in the lives of others.  Even though unusual things were happening around me, some of them interesting and some upsetting, everything quickly faded when I focused on what God was putting before me.

“Me time” is really important but sometimes, the only way to get filled up and re-charged is to give it all away.
So, if you are like me and can sometimes get into a “funk” make the best of every opportunity to pour yourself and God’s love and power into the lives of others. It’s the best pick- me-up around!

Luke 6:38
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.


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