Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Monday, February 3, 2014

When the Little Teapot Is All Poured Out and Needs to Be Refilled

"So we do not lose heart. 
Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an
eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. 
For the things that are seen are transient,
but the things that are unseen are eternal."
{2 Corinthians 16-18}



You see her sitting up there on the shelf. She's all out of steam. She's wasting away.

That shelf is perhaps just what she needed.

She had felt the heat so often, reached the boiling point, and she couldn't keep convincing herself she just had to keep going when really she needed to stop.

She had been poured out, burnt out, and almost rusted out.

That's when someone rescued her and put her up on a shelf.

It was time to take a break.

The noise in the world around her was too loud, too intruding, disrupting the peace, and making her fail to see she still had a purpose.

It's scary to be shelved. It's a vulnerable place to sit there and be still and quiet.

She wasn't sure she be able to fulfil her purpose up there.

She wanted to be useful.

She wanted to be beautiful.

She wanted to be fruitful.

She wanted to be graceful.

But she was empty.

It was time to put away distractions and pay attention to the dearest things in life.

It was time to be filled up before she could pour out any more.

It was time to come away from the noise and listen more closely to the Soft Gentle Voice of God.


A Soft Gentle Voice


Taking time out to be refreshed, renewed, restored.

Will return to pouring out my heart here when I've been refilled.

4 comments:

  1. Much love to you, Rebekah. Praying for you as you take some time to allow God to refresh and refill your heart.

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  2. I am really loving this post. So much to think about here. And you did it so poignantly--really beautiful--thank you.

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  3. I'm crying tears over here. This is what I needed today. Thank you for putting into words what I am feeling. I've feared the shelf for so long, feared that those I have come to love and know won't be there when I return.

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  4. Right where I am at, it is a hard place to be in. being still, and quiet with so much going on around and in your mind. "Be still and know that I am God" that has been the verse that the Lord keeps speaking to me. Thank you for this post it really spoke volumes to my heart and soul today.

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