Give Away All You CAN!
// February 15th, 2010 // Hugs for the World in Ideas/Afirmations
I am Convinced that, “What You Give Away, You Get to KEEP!
A couple of months ago my water well that we use to water the ½ acre of lawn and shrubs in our yard dried up. Another sign of our drought conditions in Central California as well as the political hot potato of water use in our area.
I was soo distressed “what now?” I said both inward and outwardly.
“LORD we need water!”
I then dug holes, bought pipe…dug again after hooking up the wrong pipe to the sprinkler system and the water flowed from the city water line to the sprinklers.
Have You been there in your life? a season of drought… Your well seems to have run dry. Relationships have “dried up”, there doesn’t seem to be life-flow in it? Brokenness overwhelms health.
Relationships run that way, they are so dynamic that there is constant life ebb and flow. Since humans are able to make decisions and choices there is nothing static about a relationship. Every moment, you can choose how to respond, what to say, touch or not touch topics or each other. We are affected by choices of others and we are affected by our own choices.
But in all relationships there is this “well” problem.
If our “well” runs dry we cannot make the choices needed. Especially, the un-conditional love choice of giving to another regardless of receiving anything in return. When this happens relationships hit an impasse.
So how do I get the miracle of re-filling the well? My backyard well looked pretty hopeless. I was told I may need to drill deeper. A well and pump company was working on an agricultural well across the street and told me the water table was 105 feet. My well is probably 90 feet. Yikes !
Then I heard about “re-charge”. Ahh and that had been delayed by the powers to be. The St. John’s River a mere ½ mile from our home had not been flowing from the Lake above until late May and the pumps along the river used to “re-charge” the water underground had not been pumping.
This re-charge principle, is taking the resource from outside and infusing it into the underground to be drawn upon again by wells. So that’s what we need! A re-charge from an outside resource so to be filled up again and able to then “pour” ourselves out.
My friends get re-charged! I believe God is the best resource for getting a re-charge.
Oh and my well, as I turned it on to see if maybe there might be some water… and I received a miracle – WATER is flowing again from my well, because it received a re-charge, a deep re-charge and the life-giving water is flowing again