"... and I have filled him with a divine spirit of skill and understanding and knowledge in every craft" - Exodus 31:3
In order to put the stake in, he took all the dirt out, then he put all the dirt back in. Seems silly, doesn't it? Yet isn't that just like our spiritual life? We must empty ourselves so that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit. It isn't easy, and it takes a lot of effort and time. But it is so rewarding as the powdery "soil" is poured back within us.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill me with your love, grace and mercy. Amen.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."