Posted by: springsinthedesert | May 3, 2012

Get Up…Fill Up…Go

Discouragements and hurts can always slow you down in life. If conscious efforts are not taken, one can brood over them and forget the whole purpose of life. People often have the tendency to stay on where they are hurt..they think and rethink the reason behind it..but they forget that its one of Satan’s ways to trap you from moving on with God’s purpose.

For today’s devotion, I would like you to read 1 Samuel 16. There we see God asking Samuel “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”. We all know the context of this scripture. Samuel upon the will of God had anointed Saul as the King of Israel. But when he disobeyed God, HE removed him from his position. Saul had to pay a great price for his act of disobedience..his position and his kingdom.

From  the day he anointed him as the King of Israel, he had high hopes about Saul. He never expected Saul to do something that is against the will of God. Samuel started mourning over Saul’s failures. God does not say…Do not mourn over Saul. He says, How long?? Many a times, just like Samuel, we mourn over situations…if only this would have never happened in my life….Am I a failure in my purpose? Now what?? There are a lot of unanswered questions that reign our mind as long as we are there in that same spot.

But God is asking Samuel to get up, fill his horn and go. How do you think that this is the end of Israel’s Kingdom? Samuel…God has someone in mind…But for that purpose to be fulfilled…you have to first GET UP from that place. ..the place you call yourself a failure..the place you lost all hopes…the place you were discouraged..the place where someone failed your expectations.

When you are downhearted and low, your vision is just around those circumstances….you cannot see anything beyond..but as soon as you get up…your vision changes…now you are able to see over your problems. Now is the time to FILL UP your cannot just go without the oil in the horn…you need a special anointing to move on…to forget the past and to move forward…you need this oil to seek His will in your next steps…You need this special anointing to see God’s chosen purpose.

Samuel reached Jesse’s house and saw David’s elder brothers one by one…They were all well built and fit for a king..But God told him that they were not the one..This special anointing made him think beyond the normal and wait for the right one…When the right one did not appear, this anointing send forth for him from the fields and brought him to the house…When the right one appeared..this anointing had to be poured upon the chosen…to be the KING.

When you take the efforts to get up from that situation of yours, God wants you to go out for his purpose. But before that, he needs you to fill up your horn. He wants you to be filled by the Holy Spirit..He wants you to carry a special anointing for the task ahead. You need this special anointing to bring forth few from the forests…from the fields…from the unexpected places and anoint them as the chosen…to be the sons and daughters of the Kingdom…as the chosen the heirs of heavenly riches.

The next step is to GO with the anointing you received. The way ahead may not be very clear and well described. But God will guide you in every step of your ways and lead you to the right places. He will protect you from all your fears and direct you to His perfect will.

Today, God wants to tell you..”Stop mourning over your yesterdays.  Get Up…Fill Up..and GO.”

God Bless,

Rani John



  1. I am so grateful to be apart of springs in the desert. Every time I read on it is just what God had for me on that day. Thank you so much Rani for allowing God to use you to give such an great word for him.

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  3. Very encouraging post Sister ! God bless !

  4. This is just beautiful Rani! Thank you! Blessings and love!

  5. Thank you for this beautiful message. It spoke to me in many ways….its time to Get up, Fill up and Go…..

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