It was interesting to me that while I was hurriedly attempting to plug-in an almost depleted electronic device, my iPad to be specific, I spilled over the olive oil in the little clear bottle with the green top. And I thought “oh gosh what a waste”. As I looked at it, I said to the Lord what am I supposed to do with that Father? … and I tried to think of clever ways to pick the oil back up so that I could use it.
And although there may have been ways I could’ve, I began to think. Inside the little puddle of oil I could see the reflection not only of the recipe for love behind it but all the ingredients that were on the little crystal tray and it made me think about Purpose.
Often times we waste our purpose (oil) because of neglect, distraction or just rushing through life getting things done, discontent. I noticed that in the picture I caught a reflection of part of the electrical cord and I thought “oh that’s not becoming of the picture, “ however, I realized the electricity is the source. It’s just like our attempts of relationship with God. Sometime, we try to cut him out of the picture and yet he’s the main part of it and then we wonder why we lose the oil flow or the blessing that was intended for us.￼￼￼￼￼
And the reality is we can’t rush through this walk. There is a process, plan and a place of contentment as we wait. We fall and can get back up again. However even if we can save some of the blessing of our purpose, it’s never going to be originally what God had intended, and so we miss out on a portion of it. And if we can’t identify the source of it (God), the whole purpose in healing from the fall is lost, even if we get back up. In the end did I save some oil ? Yes, but I could never recover all of it.￼ And all that’s left is that little puddle of what could have been.
Today my prayer for you is CONTENTMENT in the wait. TRUST in the process. And constant REPENTANCE and RETURN back to the Savior of your soul, in Jesus’ name.
“The LORD says: ‘ when seventy years are completed, you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, and will bring you back from captivity.’ ” Jeremiah 29:12-14
💜 Loving You Today ~ Firestarter