This is by no means an original thought, but I do hope it will be a reminder for you, just as it was for me. I read a Facebook post about how we need to refill our cup in order to pour out to others. You cannot pour from an empty cup. Picking up my Bible, I asked God to show me where He wanted me to read and what He wanted me to get out of my time in the Word. Without a destination in mind, I opened my Bible; the page had the start of Luke chapter 13:
6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’8 “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”
When I read the word, "fertilize," the thought of "refilling," instantly came to mind. If we don't do whatever helps us grow and refill, we won't produce fruit in our faith. The Facebook post and this passage of scripture were just what I needed that morning.
Take time to refill. You'll be able to give so much more when you do.
PS... above is just a cell phone picture, but as I was out for a walk this week, I couldn't resist capturing these incredible clouds and the sunlight!