Poured Out

draw-water“She has done what she could”

This phrase always gets my attention while reading through the gospels. This woman gave unreservedly of what she had. Reportedly, this ointment was worth a year’s wages. What would that translate into today?!? Not only this, but she offered her unrestrained devotion and worship also. She poured herself out, right there at the feet of Jesus.

The significance of the drink offering in the Old Testament was that it could not be taken back. Once it was poured, it could not be gathered back up. This is an excellent image of what the offering of our lives should be for God.

So the question for us today is, do we give this sacrificially, or do we give only what we can spare…or in a “flawed” manner as was spoken of in Malachi? It does not say “She has done what was convenient”.

And also, do we give abundantly, limitlessly, of our love and devotion to Him, moment by moment? Do we find ways to worship Him all the day long? It really isn’t hard to do…if we take the time.

Homework for the Heart: Today, ask God to show you a way in which you can give sacrificially for Him, and for His glory. Then, find a journal, notebook, sticky note, and write a dozen reasons that He is worthy of your worship today. Put that piece of paper where you’ll see it throughout the day.

One day a plain village woman
Driven by love for her Lord
Recklessly poured out a valuable essence
Disregarding the scorn

And once it was broken and spilled out
A fragrance filled all the room
Like a prisoner released from his shackles
Like a spirit set free from the tomb

Broken and spilled out
Just for love of You, Jesus
My most precious treasure
Lavished on thee

Broken and spilled out
And poured at Your feet
In sweet abandon, let me be spilled out
And used up for Thee

Lord, You were God’s precious treasure
His loved and His own perfect Son
Sent here to show me the love of the Father
Just for love it was done

And though You were perfect and holy
You gave up Yourself willingly
You spared no expense for my pardon
You were used up and wasted for me

Broken and spilled out
Just for love of me, Jesus
God’s most precious treasure
Lavished on me

Broken and spilled out
And poured at my feet, in sweet abandon
Lord, You were spilled out
And used up for me

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