5-Minute Friday

I am joining the flash mob of writer/bloggers for 5-Minute Friday.  Today’s word is – fill.  If you’d like to join in the fun head over to Heading Home, Kate Motaung’s blog and join in.

jar-106855_640Immediately my mind goes to the Professor who brings a glass jar filled with rocks to a lecture and asks the class if they believe the jar is full.  Of course, the class says yes.  He then proceeds to fill in the empty areas with small gravel.  When asked if the jar is full the class says yes.  After adding sand he asks again and gets yes.  He then adds water and asks is the jar full.  Well of course it is, so he asks what is the significance of this exercise…

Unless we put the large rocks in first we won’t be able to fit them in later.

I have found this to be true in so many areas of life but nowhere more so than in my relationship with Jesus.  The basics have to be put in place each day to be filled to the brim with life nourishing water.

Look at it like this;

The rocks are the early morning times of prayer and praise.

The gravel is reading and studying the word.

The sand is asking for His help, encouragement, love, and forgiveness in all of the day’s situations.

The water is His response to my request…filled to the brim…overflowing…adding more as necessary…never letting the jar (me) run dry.

My 5 minutes has run out but …

Wonderful words from His Word – John 4:4-14

Fill My Cup, Lord

Heavenly Fill me to the fullest with Your Living Water.  Let it wash over not only me but everyone I come into contact with.  Hear my prayer, Lord, in the Precious Name of Jesus.


10 thoughts on “5-Minute Friday

  1. I loved this…putting the big rocks in (time with God) is crucial to remaining filled. Blessings!


  2. Good allegory Marie, I posted the original a few years ago (see link below) although I did adapt it a little by adding a Christian focus too I kept it much the same. I don’t know who the Author is but I have read it a few times now used in different ways by others, it’s so good to share an idea that others can be inspired by.

    But I think your Allegory Marie is the best I have read so far using the same theme but than a Christian focus is always the best.

    Link – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/the-mayonnaise-jar-and-two-cups-of-coffee/

    Christian Love – Anne


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