9.15.2009

Refill, Please

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." ~Ray Bradbury

I've been reflecting on this thought -- especially since life has been pretty busy [I've even had the feeling of too busy] lately. But if I can view myself as a cup being constantly filled and refilled, it somehow feels less overwhelming and more along the lines of being an instrument in the Lord's hands. He knows what He wants of me and He is filling me in ways I never imagined.

So now I just need to tip over, let the good stuff out and get another refill.

10 comments:

Shelley~Maren said...

I love this! Especially the idea of renewing it! ('cause let's face it... sometimes stagnant water gets real yucky!)

I adore your posts, and can always count on you to bring a smile to my face! Thanks Jan!

Candace and Carrie said...

This is an awesome thought! Ah, Musings...by Jan Mason. Thanks for makin' my day brighter. :)

Cammie said...

That is a great way to look at it. I'm afraid if I tipped over at this point, the stuff spilling out would not be beautiful!!

Logan said...

Thank you for that-- it was exactly what I needed to hear today. :)

Darleen said...

Ditto.

100 Percent Cottam said...

that was a great quote, i liked it too! you always let the good stuff out!!

Ashley said...

where do you find your quotes???? gawl, i love this one!!

Andrea said...

Great quote! Thanks!

Grandma and Grandpa said...

I guess that's one reason it's so important to stay close to the spirit. That makes it easier to know what to keep and what to give to others.

hoLLy said...

wow, now that quote is beautiful.