Well, to be honest, I have another secret. I leak during the day even more! I leak through cracks in my foundation, chinks in my armor, rips in my soul, holes in my heart, and gaps in my attitude. And any other rift in my being.
I just plain ol’ run out. So, I MUST refill my tank every morning.
David said, “My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.” (Ps. 5:3 NKJV)
God’s morning mercies are new every day; they arrive with the appearance of sunrise. Each day is a fresh start. No carry-overs from the day before. Whatever we have endured in the dark of night, “The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.” (Lam. 3:22-23 GNT)
Each morning presents us with an empty vessel, waiting to be filled with our words, our thoughts, and our actions. What sets the standard for these is our attitude upon wakening. Each day should start with a positive and grateful heart, for it will affect how we treat our children, our spouses, our friends, our neighbors, and even strangers.
Spending time with the Lord in the morning sets our day on the right course, and we receive His guidance, strength, and comfort to face whatever will come our way for the next 24 hours. David said, “Let me hear of Your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I have come to You in prayer.” (Ps. 143:8 NLT) (From Morning Mercies)
Every morning is a new day for me to say, “Fill me up with all I need, Lord. I leak!”
When I leak, I get thirsty or hungry. David tells me in another psalm, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” (Ps. 107:9 NKJV) And Jesus said it as well, “What happiness there is for you who are now hungry, for you are going to be satisfied!” (Luke 6:21a TLB)
When I leak, I am discontent; when I am filled, I am satisfied. There are numerous verses that mention “being filled” or “being satisfied.” I love what David said in one of his prayers, “I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].” (Ps. 17:15b Amp)
Besides prayer, obedience is one of the greatest glues to keep each of us from leaking, so that we may overflow with satisfaction and joy. Jesus said, “When you obey me you are living in my love, just as I obey my Father and live in his love. I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your cup of joy will overflow!” (John 15:10-11 TLB)
We may leak, but when we ask Him, the Lord never fails to keep us topped up.
My prayer for you…