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"I'm A Little Teapot"

I'll stop right there, haha! As I was cleaning out I found a little teapot. I opened it and there was a piece of paper in it with my mom's hand writing on it. She had gotten the teapot in one of her international travels. "This teapot is to remind you of the book, Savor The Moment, page 34, where you are to pretend you're a teapot. So, keep it where it will remind you, 'Tip me over Lord, pour me out!' And then, savor those moments."

You may remember the children's song with hand motions, "I'm A Little Teapot". The words are: "I’m a little teapot Short and stout. Here is my handle, Here is my spout. When I get all steamed up Hear me shout: Tip me over And pour me out! " What does it mean to be poured out? It means to freely express an emotion. To talk freely about something personal. Who better to do that with than God? Psalm 145: 18, "The Lord is near to all who call on him,

to all who call on him in truth." When we go to Him in truth and pour ourselves out, He is there with us!

I used to tell my girls it is ok to be mad with God. He is big enough, He can handle it. He wants you to talk with Him. Don't you think He already knows your feelings anyway? He knows and He still loves us. He wants us to trust Him enough to pour ourselves out to Him. But as an adult I still find myself acting like Adam and Even in the garden. Trying to cover up or justify my shame, covering up with fig leaves. But because God loves me I can be free to be me and let it all out! Getting alone with Him and pouring it all out - the good, the bad and the ugly will be the best therapy session you have ever had. John 8: 32, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

At the end of most of the psalmists laments, he returns to the truth. He pours out his heart and then reminds himself of the real truth. Psalm 62: 8, "Trust in him at all times, you people;

pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." God used David to give us permission to pour our to God. We do not have to hide behind fig leaves. We are covered with Christ. He looks at us and sees His righteous So.

John 4: 23, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." And those are the moments we must savor!


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