Leaky Faucets

“Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise;

fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense.”

Proverbs 15:2 The Message


Wow, what an amazingly fantastic word. I know we “know” what it means, but digging a little deeper, look what I found out about nonsense…

According to Merriam-Webster.com nonsense means;

1a : words or language having no meaning or conveying no intelligible ideas    b (1) : language, conduct, or an idea that is absurd or contrary to good sense (2) : an instance of absurd action

2a : things of no importance or value : trifles

I’m not a rocket scientist or anything but I can tell you this…I do not want to be a leaky faucet dripping nonsense, do you?

This Christmas season there’s going to be a lot of opportunities for you to gather with friends, family members, and probably other believers as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

We have an amazing opportunity to do something completely different this year.

We can lay down all the useless dribble that surrounds our life and truly focus on the most important things this Christmas.

Less of;

* Me

* Words

* Stuff

* Distractions

and oh so much more of;

* Him!

This is not always something that is easy to do, and if you have a run away mouth like I do (Big Mouth 1 and Big Mouth 2), then you’ll know that this is not something you can do on your own.

It’s taken me a very long time to figure out that less of me and more of Him is by far a better way to live that I would care to recount, but I am learning more and more each and every day to let go of the other stuff and cling hard to Him.

For far too many years I was a leaky faucet.

I don’t like that, but it’s a part of my story.

Thankfully He continues to show me there is no room in my life for the nonsense. There is, however, tons of room for Him, which is ultimately what He’s been trying to show me.

Father God, you are truly the most important thing in our lives. Help us to lay down the useless dribble, turn off the leaky faucets and ultimately become the spring water flowing from the wise. Guide us this Christmas season to be more like you. In Jesus name, Amen.

What is one thing you can do today to turn off the leaky faucet?

Let’s be the women He wants us to be, who share the spring water flowing from the wise.

Praying for us as we journey together…Melissa

4 Responses to Leaky Faucets
  1. Joanne Sher
    December 7, 2010 | 9:09 pm

    Oh, can I EVER be a leaky faucet! LOVE that translation of that verse. Thank you for this message I SO needed!

    • Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn
      December 8, 2010 | 4:36 pm

      Joanne, most of the time these are custom tailored to the very things that I struggle with too! So glad it blessed you today! ~ Melissa

  2. Barbie
    December 8, 2010 | 10:00 pm

    This is so good. I too can be a leaky faucet. I do not want to drip with nonsense, but with the very words of life!

  3. Kimberly
    December 8, 2010 | 11:05 pm

    First of all, I am such a run to my dictionary and dig a little deeper kind of gal. So I was totally excited when I saw you headed to your dictionary. 🙂

    And this is definitely a great verse for me to keep in mind. My husband once had to tell me that just because no one else is talking in Sunday School does not mean I HAVE to talk. Oops. 🙂

    Thanks for this great reminder!