Saturday, October 14, 2006

What's In Your Pot?

Growing up Virginia Satir was accustomed to seeing a cauldron outside of her farm house. In the summer it was full of nourishing stew for the workers, in the spring it contained soap and in the fall it was full of manure for the house plans. She later called it the 'Three S Pot: soup, soap and s__t'.

She realized that our pot is always full of something. What's in your pot today?

We can also be ' high pot' or 'low pot'. Low pot people are always wondering what others think of them. They have a hard time staying in the present when they are with high pot people, because of their self-obsession. They are regularly bringing up interactions from the past to get clarification, since they are too self absorbed to process them in the moment. In these cases, we need to learn to let God fill up our pots, not seek affirmation from unhelpful sources.

Pay attention to and appreciate grace-filled situations, events, relationships, thoughts and emotions in your life. These are all saturated in the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. They will help fill your pot with God thoughts and feelings.

We can also become more aware of the situations, events, relationships, thoughts and emotions that are negative. These may be the soap times where we experience cleansing and healing, especially becoming aware of the 's__t' pot from our past.

Hebrews 4:14-16
Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let's not let it slip through our fingers. We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.


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