I have ALWAYS dreamed of being published. Of selling my artwork. This week the Etsy store reached a milestone: 1000 prints sold and 300 orders. I am in awe. I am blessed by all who have supported that little corner of the internet. I am silly giddy that most of those are Bible related pieces encouraging other’s faith! God is so good!
He creates each of us with this well deep inside us. It is filled with strength, patience, and passion: in the Bible He calls it a spiritual gift. We all have a well with a different gift. But He really does fill each well with those same things.
Any well can just sit there. Be full. It takes a person to dip the bucket in. It takes a person to make use of that well. Or it will sit and go stagnant. We must reach down in deep, fill that bucket, and hand over hand, pull it OUT. And when you get that bucket you will be amazed at what you see: the reflection will shine with eyes full of stars, a heart full of love, and joy beyond reason.
That is the confidence I feel as I have pulled my bucket out of the well recently. And I LOVE knowing that God is filling my thirst for His living water in that bucket–the thirst for His strength, His patience, His passion. That is so quenching, yet you can never get enough. So I will keep putting my bucket back in and drawing out more–never ending.
What a blessing to be confident in that well–that we can reach in and find the stars!