Glasses of Water

Do you ever feel like a glass of water? Is that a weird question?

I don’t mean the question in the sense of “are you in the mood to have a glass of water?”

“How refreshing,” you might say.

No, I mean to ask you if you ever feel like an old, stale glass of water. Maybe someone took you to bed with the good intention for hydration, but left you on the nightstand, abandoned to evaporate.

It might sound foolish, though I am beginning to think most of what I write sounds a bit foolish, but I have found myself daydreaming. Like I am sitting on a shelf, this forgotten glass of water… grasping at the sides of my circular prison, wanting nothing more than to be a part of something more sweeping, with movement and purpose.

One might think I am stir crazy for the ocean because of the weather. That may have something to do with it. But there is another dormancy I feel is to blame for my daydreams. Just being honest here, but there are places within my faith I become still. Instead of clinging to the Lord for everything I have in a sense just plopped down on this shelf and decided it was a good place to sit, nap, evaporate.

Are you still following?

A lovely friend of mine posted this simple scripture on her Facebook (she’s such an encourager.)

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. (Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV)

From what I can gather (so not 100% sound hermeneutics here) Isaiah is prophesying this is what Judah will say in the last days when God comes back… I don’t just want to be sitting in a cup when Jesus comes back (I could be sitting 6 ft. under by then but that’s neither here nor there). I want to keep trusting and growing and moving…

As per usual there is a particular song that I have been listening to, letting it wash over me… So I will leave you with that song.

“I could hold on to who I am and never let you change me from the inside… But…”

Thank you for reading, hoping this is encouraging!

Happy Thursday,

Rachel Maurine


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