Be The Drip

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We have been enjoying some beautiful weather in the days following our last snow storm. The sun has been shining and the snow has been quickly disappearing. I am pretty happy with that development as I am totally ready for the Spring season.

As I went outside last night to lock the girls in for the night I walked out of the garage door to warmer temperatures. I stood for a bit and just listened to the steady drip….drip….drip of the snow melting off the rooftops and dropping to the ground below.

The steady dripping of each drop of water was slowly melting the icy snow that lay on the ground below the eaves. It is always amazing to me how those single drops of water have that much power. Those single drops can slowly wear down banks of pristine white snow, melt blocks of ice and slowly smooth edges of solid rock.

Standing there watching and listening to those sparkling droplets got me to thinking. Perhaps, we should be drips! Look how much a single drop affects it’s surroundings. It waters plants and brings them back to life…it wears away all those rough edges…it slowly washes away the grime and makes things fresh and new.

Those droplets don’t worry about running out….they just keep dropping until they have given everything and have nothing left. The beauty of it is….the dew comes in the night and they are renewed. The next morning there is a new batch of drops that can get on with the job of being drips.

Those little drops speak the promise of spring weather to come. They speak of life and so much promise. They may be small, but they are not insignificant. In many ways we are like those tiny drops of moisture. We might think we are small but we, are not insignificant and we have so much to offer.

We might, at times, be tempted to believe the lies that our lives don’t matter. We might believe that we are only one person and can’t affect anything. But we can! Like those steady little drops, we can make a difference in ways we cannot begin to imagine.

We were created to make a difference. We were created to be a blessing to those around us and be blessed in return……we were, indeed, created to be drips

I will be at a women’t retreat this weekend so I will be out of touch for a bit. I am hoping to be a drip at that retreat. I am praying to make a difference in someone’s life. I am also praying that someone drips on me! It is always good to have your soul watered and then pour that blessing out on someone else.

If you find yourself feeling dry as dust this week I pray you will be blessed by that small steady drip. May you be filled up to overflowing….to the point where you become the drip.

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13
New International Version

25 thoughts on “Be The Drip

  1. Al says:

    Your creative thoughts on “drips” remind me of my favorite saying (forgive me if I have mentioned this before): “You can’t sprinkle happiness on someone else without spilling a few drops on yourself.”

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  2. Deb says:

    What a beautiful twist of a story, the drip that was more than a drip. You are right, just like the drip we all have a profound affect in one way or another in this world. Have the most wonderful time at your retreat this weekend Faye, I know how you love them! Tonight as I was doing the dishes there was a commercial on for Scott’s Lawn Turf Builder…and then it hit me…HEY a Lawn commercial…that means Spring and Summer are almost here!! It’s the first one I’ve seen and actually they’ve replayed it several times since the first…but I’m ok with that!! Let’s hear it for all the drips in the world!! ❤

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I am back! And it was a wonderful weekend of being dripped on, filled on, and overflowing to drip on someone else!
      And yes….it is raining here this morning but they do say it will turn to snow Booo! However…..it is march and it will not last long! Yeah for Spring and green grass.

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      • Deb says:

        Oh so happy to hear you were a big drip!! Retreats are so wonderful and connecting.
        Yeah we’re supposed to get snow Wednesday into Thursday, they’re talking 6-10 inches…ugh! And another storm next Monday…but like you said the good news is it’s March and Spring will soon be here..hopefully accompanied by warm weather!! 🙂

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  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    Nice post Faye. With our 14 inches of rain lately I have felt like a drip! Ha Hi Faye – just stopped by for a short peek at my blogger friends. Spring seems to be trying hard to arrive here in Arkansas.

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      • Whitneyibeblog says:

        Thank you very much Ma’am. They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye. You are a great woman, for you came into my life in a blink of an eye and since then, it’s been a blessing to me. I’m very grateful that you are a big part of my world.
        Thank you very much Ma’am for your kind words.
        Have a fulfilling day.

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