Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Thoughts for the day
"The usefulness of a cup is its emptiness"~Lao Tzu from Tao Te Ching
This is a quote which is probably most associated with Bruce Lee. He used it in reference to how to be a good Martial Artist but what if we lived by this principle as Christians. We are only of use to God if we are emptied. If the baggage we had and the preconceptions we hold are let go then we are ready to recieve from God and to be filled by him.
Bruce Lee also said this on a TV interview:
"Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, or it can crash! Be water, my friend."
Same principle. What is we were water and our vessel God? I often feel like we are ice. We try to chisel ourselves into a certain shape which always fails. We then try and let church and other christians chisel us into a certain shape which also goes wrong. What if we just rested in God and just let ourselves melt into him?
Till next time!