Replenish…what a satisfying word just in itself.
When you say that word “Replenish” it automatically has a positive influence. It’s a word with good vibes.
This was the word that the Holy Spirit prompted to me when I was praying with fellow UK Christian Bloggers on Thursday night. I used that word Replenish as the basis for my prayers for us all.
Since then the Lord has kept bringing me back to this word “Re-Plenish” so I wanted to have a bit more of a look into the meaning of the word and also understand more what the Lord is speaking through this word.
Replenish definitions are:
1. To fill something back up again;
2. To restore something (stock or supply) to its former condition;
3. To make full or complete again by supplying what has been used up or is lacking;
4. To put fresh fuel on a fire; and
5. To inspire or nourish.
A similar word would be “top up”.
My husband’s parents used to have a drinks party for their friends and neighbours each Christmas. One year they asked my twin nephews who were about 8 at the time to be the “drinks waiters” and to refill the guests glasses. Young Jack took this job very seriously and you could continually hear this young voice moving around the guests asking them in a loud and sometimes assertive voice if they wanted a “top up”. Most would have a “top up” whether they wanted it or not.
Plein in French means full. In Latin the word is “Plenus”. There is a sense then that what was once full is depleted and needs to be replenished. Does this speak to you because it speaks to me. I know areas of my life that are depleted/used up and need to be replenished.
Do you also need a top up today? It might be a top up of spiritual refreshment through fellowship with the Lord in His Word, through prayer, a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit, fellowship with other believers…there are many more we could list.
It might be a top up of other resources which have become depleted. Is your store cupboard or finances in need of replenishing.
Here is a promise from the Lord
“For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” Jeremiah 31:25
I know there is more to come with this…..look forward to your comments. Have a blessed day.