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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Plug the Drain

The "drainout" condition means "needy people have drained" out nearly every ounce of life we have to offer. Most of us can identify with that! (139)
Joe and I have to walk a careful line, discerning our ability to pace the amount of life we take in and give out daily. One of our strategies is to be sure that when we are together we are investing life INTO each other. We cannot be draining to one another and expect to have anything left to give others. We monitor our conversations, entertainment, environments rather closely to protect each other from wasting energy and life on arguments, worthless discussions and or negative mindsets.
Life can get mighty scrappy and we don't need to scrap with each other! It's a great comfort to look forward to being energized with life when we are together. Operating out of HIS Love seems to energize rather than exhaust.
Praying every night as we drift off to sleep is especially healing for us...it helps us plug the drain!
Protecting what works...dmc


  1. Today's devotion hit home with me ... this realization that it really can happen to us all, when people who are close to us can indeed drain us of energy with their neediness or their actions and/or words that drain us of patience, joy, love, etc. But I could use some help understanding the devotion, as it moves toward the end of its text. I truly understand the concept of coming to Jesus for rest from these needy people. But is it saying that we should give these people over to Jesus to ask Him to love first, help us with our loving second? It's like I am seeking an action plan, I know ... but is sure would help. Like this: 1. Person drains me. 2. Ask Jesus for rest. 3. [here's where I'd love input]