A pitcher sits in the middle of the table, empty.
Each place that has also been set has a tall, beautiful glass, ready for water, and like the pitcher, empty.
Who then, will fill the pitcher so that each glass can be filled and enjoyed?
God will.
He fills each of us so that we in turn have something to give to others.
How do we get filled?
By being in His presence, worshipping, listening, reading Scripture and fellowship.
How do we pour out what we are given?
First, by praying:  This is the most important thing we can do; then, by listening, speaking, giving, serving or simply being present.
We cannot fill ourselves.  All of the striving and good works in the world will never do what God does.  Apart from Him, we can do nothing.
The pitcher in the middle of the table has been filled.
Now those who gather around it to share in a meal are drinking from the glasses that were filled from the pitcher.
Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, meekness, gentleness, self control and faith abound.

About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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