The Fountain Day 289: At the well

I keep seeing myself sitting at the side of a well.  I have my bucket constantly moving between dipping it in to fill it and pouring it out into others. Pouring it into my people…my family and those God brings alongside of me.  I am the woman at the well continually being filled and pouring out. 

The simpler my life becomes and the more grounded I feel, the easier it becomes to dip into the well…and the more willing I am to pour out that water that is eternal.  Everything else is a waste of time.  Every vain attempt to fill myself with my own prideful activities, is a waste. 

During times of deeper reflection, I have been searching out the root of all my behaviors to discern my true motives and examine my heart.  Our hearts are deceptive, the Bible tells us so…this is why I’m taking this time to discern my real motive in all things.  I believe this is one of the most important seasons of growth I’ve ever had.  It’s revealing, in both good and bad ways.  It’s definitely humbling.  But I’d rather know any and all areas where I’ve compromised so I can pull back, re-focus, and make sure I’m doing all that I do for an audience of One.

Wouldn’t you?

Have you dared to do this type of examination over your own life?

If not, I dare you to begin.  It’s hard, yes.  But it’s worth it. 

As a worship leader, writer, and speaker, I am required to continually regain focus.  It is necessary for the posture of my heart for me to always recommit my focus to the Lord.  I believe the church would be a much different place if every one of us began this practice.  Daily small compromises can eventually lead to a heart led astray.  A heart that is easily influenced by negative things. 

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you.  Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of Your dawn.  Isaiah 60:1-3

Find Him…find Him when the world is swept away and all that remains is what is sure.     Find Him…find Him when everything is turned upside down and suddenly you discover what is most important.  Find Him…find Him and lean into His heart, preferring Him over all others.    Find Him…and be found.                           You’re not lost, you’re found.