When the Bucket Pours

JOSHUA 14:7-- “I was forty years old when Moses, the servant of the LORD, sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.”

Whatever fills your bucket is what will slosh out on others.

The bucket of your heart will get bumped and stressed. Its contents will pour out. Fear filled the hearts of ten of the spies Moses sent to check out the Promised Land, and fear came out. Joshua brought back to Moses what was in his heart, which was faith in God and confidence that Israel could overcome whatever obstacles it faced.

I remember seeing a fired–up football player run to an opponent and jerk off the guy’s helmet and throw it at him. Anger and bravado filled the heart of the man who threw the helmet, leading to a thoughtless action that got him and his team penalized.

Is your bucket stressed? Fill it with Jesus and His Word, and the fruit and works of the Spirit will gush forth!


Spiritual Heart Focus

Pray that blessings will pour out of your life onto others, even those who irritate and anger you.

Physical Heart Focus

Help relieve minor backache by stretching a few minutes daily.