Once again, last Sunday - it 'struck again'.
"Empty the Reservoir - or tear it down?"
We are often told to 'give it away'. How long have I heard that? I don't want my life to be a reservoir of God's blessings and resources; holding on to them 'in fear of a pending calamity', or God forbid - hoarding them for my own benefit. I am doing what I know to allow my life to be a river of God's blessings,gifts and resources, flowing through my life to others. To be honest, I am not there yet. This is definitely a journey of faith trust and action.
But does that generous 'emptying' make me a river? The reservoir is still there, just a little less of it than before.
Then God 'shot me this thought'......'Mark, I don't just want you to empty the reservoir, I am asking you to TEAR DOWN THE DAM.'
Now wait a minute Lord. That is a little scary, and I am not sure how to do that. Where do I begin? What in my life has created the dam? How did I end up with my life being more of a reservoir than a river? Is it fear, is it selfishness, is it the building of my 'human/secular' life separate from my 'spiritual' life?
Lord, make my life a river and not a reservoir, I will begin today by trusting you to help me 'tear down the dam'. Teach me Lord, and I will obey.