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Friday, August 8, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Fill

Oh, it is Five Minute Friday again.  How I love this day.  The link up has moved over to Kate's Place, but the rules are the same and the hearts long to mesh one with another.  Won't you join us there as we fill each other with words of love?  Don't forget to comment on the one who went before you.
The word today is:
FILL


So Fill Your Heart With What's Important, 
And Be Done With All The Rest.

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When we took the girls to camp this year, we wanted them to really focus on filling each other's buckets.  It was metaphorical of course, but we wanted them to really know that we can be kind, loving, patient, understanding, hopeful, thankful, happy and Christlike in all we do.   It isn't as hard as you think.  
We had a wishing well in the center of the great room at camp.  We put buckets in the wishing well, and during the day, the girls would put little notes in each others buckets.  They really seemed to love this, and gave each other encouraging thoughts all through camp.  
Sometimes, our buckets seem empty, but as we strive to fill the buckets or each other, we will find that our own bucket gets filled as well.  And I have noticed, that when my Heavenly Father fills my bucket, He tends to fill it all the way to the brim until it overwhelms me with goodness and love. 
When we are each filled with God's love, we can see and do and understand things that would otherwise be invisible to us.  Filled with his love, we can endure pain, conquer fear, forgive freely, renew strength, lift up the feeble knees and the hands that hang down.  We can bless and help others in ways surprising even to ourselves.   
We all have differences in life, and it can be so easy to point out the things we don't understand and to even make fun of them, but instead of spending out time pointing, wouldn't it be more Christlike to spend our time treating each other the way that He would.  
Let His love fill you and overflow from you as you work on filling up those who need it most.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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 Now it is your turn.  What can you write in just five minutes?  Don't forget to visit the one who linked up before you and fill their bucket too.  

2 comments:

  1. I love this: "We all have differences in life, and it can be so easy to point out the things we don't understand and to even make fun of them, but instead of spending out time pointing, wouldn't it be more Christlike to spend our time treating each other the way that He would." Such a beautiful illustration you share here with the girls and filling each other up. Thank you.

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  2. That sounds interesting. I need to try it myself.


    Visiting from FMF,
    Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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