Monday, April 20, 2009

A Gift of Heart

"David remarked longingly to his men, 'Oh, how I would love some of that good water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem.' So the Three broke through the Philistine lines, drew some water from the well by the gate in Bethlehem, and brought it back to David. But he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out as an offering to the Lord." 2 Samuel 23:15-16

Imagine receiving the very thing for which you thirst for the most, but then surrendering it as a gift. Presenting your dearest treasure as a sacrificial offering.

Wendy wrote such an excellent post reflecting on these verses today. Her thoughts concerning David's sacrifice of his fulfilled longing spoke deeply to my heart.

It is my desire to pour out my longings, wishes and preferences in the battle I am facing at the feet of One who sacrificed so much more for me. Have Thine own way Lord, have Thine own way, while I am waiting, yeilded and still.

It reminded me of another precious pouring at the feet of Jesus.

And then another.

God's greatest treasure lavished on me.

Lord, let me be broken, spilled out and used up for Thee.

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1 comment:

Laura said...

OH, this is so good, Joy. I am praying for this today...let my life be a fragrant offering to Him.

I'm still praying for you, precious friend.

You are in my thoughts.