What is in your alabaster box?
How to lay our dreams at God’s feet
The Beautiful Tradition
I was reading the book Lady in Waiting by Jackie Kendall and Debby Jones, when I ran across this beautiful tradition.
We see this happening in Luke 7, when a woman, who was known in the city a sinner, came into the place where Christ was eating and broke her alabaster jar and anointed Christ with it.
Your Alabaster Box
How do we end the cycle of breaking our alabaster boxes in front of those who will never be able to fulfill and complete us? We break our box at the feet of Jesus. Why would we want to break our box at the feet of the Lord? Because He loves us. Because He wants the best for us, and His plans are so much better than we can ever imagine.
Complete in Him
Often you will hear people saying such things as this: “I am just looking for someon to complete me.” Or, once that one person is supposidly found, “Oh, he/she completes me!”
By saying that you are looking for someone to complete you, you are in for a long journey. This indicates that you are incomplete, not even a whole person. Wrong!
One is not ready to look into a relationship until he/she find his/her contement in God. You are a whole person as a child of God. God doesn’t make incomplete people because He doesn’t make mistakes. You are His creation, He loves you!
When two “incomplete” people marry each other, they do not become one complete person, they instead become two incomplete people in a marriage.
Find your completeness in the Lord, and you will be content!
What is in your alabaster box? Have you laid it at the feet of the Lord? Let me know in the comments below!
God Bless you all,