As she pulled her car into a parking slot, she actually wondered if she had the energy to drag her overnight bag - and her body - into the lobby of the retreat center. Three days and two nights. Would it be enough? Would she be "refilled" enough to cope with the drain of her life?
After checking in at the counter, she was pointed to the director's office - one necessary stop before she hit the carpet of her private room and the waiting bed. She knocked. A voice beckoned her and she entered.
Warm, crinkly eyes welcomed her to sit in the soft upholstered chair. Water was poured from a crystal pitcher into a clean, clear glass. Water. Her throat tightened against the parch.
"What do you hope to gain from your time here?" The question was simple, coming to her across the short space between her and the director. She swallowed and croaked a response, "I'm so dry. I'm praying that God will refill me - that he will pour water back into the well of my life."
"Oh friend," came the reply, "It doesn't work that way. A dry well can't be refilled by water being poured into it. The only way to access new water for a dry well is to dig deeper."
To another woman much in need of water, Jesus said: "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink the water I give will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14
The meaning our name - FullFill - is represented in this story of a dry woman and an invitation to dig deeper to discover springs of eternal provision. We are empty. We are thirsty. We can't give to others what we don't have ourselves. We, women whom God has called to live out our influence, are invited to Jesus first to be filled to full before we pour ourselves out into the lives of those around us. We are called to dig deeper. FullFill helps us to do just that.
How are you? Thirsty? Full? Somewhere in between? Where is God inviting you to "dig deeper" that you might discover a new source of moisture? And where might he be nudging you to pour from your resources back into FullFill so that others might be replenished?
Once each year, I ask FullFill women to give back to FullFill so that it might continue to fill other women to full. FullFill is FREE. The digizine library of twelve issues with their rich media applications - which garner some 400,000 impressions each year - are sent to women for FREE. The 52 Weekly ReFills arriving like a sip of refreshment each Monday morning to the 10,000 who have registered to receive them - for FREE.
Our tiny budget of $25,000 underwrites the cost of maintaining our online platforms and producing two beautiful and challenging digizines and 52 inspiring Weekly ReFills each year - with no salaries paid. Did you get that? No one at FullFill takes a salary. Not even me.
And once a year, I ask you to give back so that other women can be replenished with the resources you've come to depend on. Pick your number? $1 covers one woman for one year. $50 underwrites 50 women. $100 replenishes 100 women. $500 fills 500 women.
Every gift is tax deductible as FullFill is a ministry of Mission: Momentum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Will you give back to keep FullFill FREE to fill others?
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Aurora, CO 80046
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Dig deeper so that women can continue to be replenished - to live out their influence.Living full-filled,