“But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:14 NLT
We did a fun toothpick experiment in kids life this past weekend. Ellie and I always test every experiment out the week before to make sure it will work. For this one you only need toothpicks and water. After dropping water in the center of the pre arranged toothpicks they began to move to form a star.
As Ellie and I watched the toothpicks move to form a star I was reminded how God so gently moves us into His purpose for our life.
However, sometimes we get stuck in a rut. We feel we can’t move forward. We start to believe we are useless and serve no purpose. Often, we throw ourselves a pity party. Just as the toothpicks need water to form a Star, we need the water of life to help us move. This water is found in Jesus. It’s so important to stay close to God, dig into His word and continuously talk to Him. When we get filled up with Jesus we then have all we need to move into the direction he has created us for. In His purpose is where we shine our brightest.
One of my favorite scriptures is found in Zephaniah 3:17…
“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
I want to encourage you to meditate on these words. Allow this verse to fill all the empty and broken places in your heart and help you rise from that rut. Jesus loves you so much. He has a reason he created you. Jesus wants to help you shine for Him. Remember, you are His star and He has an entire world for you to light for Him.