When we let someone steal our joy, we drain our Word bucket. When we let someone offend us we drain our Word bucket. When we lash out at someone getting angry with them, we drain our Word bucket. Or when we simply get out of the Word and we do not fill ourselves with the Word, we eventually drain our Word bucket.
Your thinking, what is our Word bucket? The Word bucket is where we fill ourselves with His Word, and when things come against us, we are able to bring His Word to our remembrance and act out of what His Word says, and not out of our flesh. But when we do not keep our Word bucket filled, we have nothing but flesh to draw from. Or when we get angry and act out we knock our bucket over and let the Word just drain away, wasted instead of being used.
Don't store up the Word just to keep to yourself, you need to use His Word everyday to keep yourself strong and to share with others when they need to hear the Good News. That is why we need to stay in the Word each day so that we can stay full of His Word. AMEN!
Eccl. 7 v 9....Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools.....
Gal. 5 v 16-17....I say then: walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.....
How do we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh, by keeping the Word of God in us at all times. By not letting someone easily offend us. We have to be like the Word tells us in James, slow to anger.
James 1 v 19-20....So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath,(anger) for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.....
Remember the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, or doesn't get your order just right at the restaraunt, don't be too quick to knock your Spirit bucket over, by draining your Word bucket, by getting angry or easily offended. Don't act out of the flesh instead of out of His Word.
Fill your buckets up today.
STAY IN THE WORD!