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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Great Golden Bowl


"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
~Mother Teresa


There is so much hunger in this world, but I am not speaking of the hunger for bread and gravy, I am of the need for spiritual growth, and the fulfillment, and nurturing of the human heart.  In the past, there have been many times that I have felt much like the grand canyon.  I felt a great emptiness hidden deep within. On the outside I had all the things necessary to survive. I had food,a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in, and a job to keep it that way, but there were things missing...holes to be repaired, and canyons to be filled.  I tried to fill that place with chocolate.  I burried it with things.  I ignored it with needless distractions.  Going about my way burdened with worries I could not fix, and the loss of something greater and meaningful in my life and heart that I had not yet grasped.  For God is the only one that can fill that deep void, and He is the only one that can bear the burden of our worries, and fix the hurts.  Having found God in my early adulthood, I learned early the freedom of letting go, and letting God.  I no longer had a void to attempt to fill nor a grief that I could not lay down.  There is such a wonderful peace and freedom in having a relationship with God.  It is like our heart is a great golden bowl, that waits to be filled by Him.  There are so many people in this world that are still trying to fill that bowl with something else....food,possessions,distractions,whatever they can get their hands on...but it will not satisfy no matter how plentiful the serving it may be.  This Thanksgiving, I pray that those that are hungry in every way will be given plenty.  That their great golden bowl will be filled with the eternal blessings of God, not just food, drink, and things.  I realize more and more as I get older, how much I have to be thankful for.  There are so many people that have so many needs unmet.  I want to take this time to acknoledge the plenty that matters in our lives...Peace, Hope,Love, and God.  May your heart be fulfilled with these blessings this Holiday season. 



16 comments:

Ruth said...

dearest Carrie... this is so beautifully written.. thank you!
Hugs,
Ruth

Kati patrianoceu said...

What beautiful words and what a fantastic commitment. I definitely do this too - I guess we all do - and sometimes I don't even think it's a bad thing because our hearts can only handle so much intensity. But really, it can be a terrible temptation. So I hope your heart fills up on a daily basis this month.

Courtney Walsh said...

I love this post, but I also love the images on your blog and what you said about "the older I get the more I realize I will always be a work in progress." truer words never spoken...

emily wierenga said...

carrie, i'm so glad you shared this. we all need to be more open about the faith that fills our vacuum-souls. this is sensitive and kind and true. (and mother theresa is one of my heroes; i love that you quoted her). you bless me, and so many. xo

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments Ruth, Kati,Courtney, and Emily...hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Dulce said...

:)
I am glad I found this other place of yours...
how beautiful this love in your and your peace in God.
great post carrie!

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Dulce...you are such a wonderful friend! :-)

Bee's Blog said...

This is an amazing post and one that I can absolutely relate to. "Letting go and letting God' is virtually my life mantra. I say this to people all the time. And the beauty of the exercise is that it works.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Bee....what a wonderful mantra....it is a hard thing to do....it helps to have friends like you to be an encourager and reminder. Hope you are having an awesome week!
:-)

deb said...

oh, so sorry I am late to this Carrie.

your heart is beautiful. this was absolutely profoundly beautiful

Jingle said...

love the quote,
hope you well...

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WINDOWLAD said...

May you have more love, peace and light in this time of the year my friend.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!^^

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GOD Bless!^^

~Kelvin

Susannah said...

Carrie, I just wanted to send some festive wishes and love your way!

Wishing you peace and joy!
Susannah x

Helen H said...

Carrie, you have found the secret to a successful and fulfilling life. God is the creator of life and it is in him that we are complete.

Bethany Ann said...

just reading this now. it's perfect for describing where i'm often at (filling the void with junk), even though i'm a child of God. see, i can take that "let go, let God" thing too far... until i'm not doing anything. not walking in the Spirit, for sure. thanks for heeding His voice, calling us both, even now (in march!)

Sarah Allen said...

Just dropping in, and wanted to say the picture and quote on your header is absolutely stunning :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)