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5-Minute Fridays–Empty

Empty is right where God wants us. Empty is good.  Empty is available. Empty is surrendered. Empty means we own nothing, possess nothing, having nothing. Empty is the way we come before the throne of God. Empty is not having it all together. Empty is wanting nothing.  Empty is God’s will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Empth is true peace and serinity. Empty is knowing God is in control. Empty is for filling with God’s will and purpose for my life. Empty is dead to self. Empty is victory in Christ. Empty is not having a will of my own. Empty is denying my flesh. Empty is God’s power at work in me. Empty makes me happy. Empty is loving others with the love of Christ. Empty works. Empty feels wonderful. Empty is positive when God is in control. Empty means I have no agenda. Empty means I am leaving my decisions up to Him. Am I empty all the time? No. Sometimes I get full of myself and I fall off my bike. Times up.

10 thoughts on “5-Minute Fridays–Empty

  1. Let us rejoice in emptying our souls to the very core and breathing in one huge blast of His Holy Spirit, always and always! Love this 5-mintue thing of yours on Fridays, Brother Steven. I always look forward to it!

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  2. Wonderful message, Steve! This reminds me of a time when I was filled with many worries and cares. God spoke to me to write down on a sheet of paper everything that was on my mind. I filled every inch of that page with all my cares. Then God told me to flip the paper over and only write “Jesus.” To this day, I still look at that paper and am reminded that Jesus is all I need. I don’t need to fill myself with anything else. Jesus is more than enough.:)

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    1. Amanda,
      Wow, what a testimony to the faithfulness and power of God in you! Great story. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. This is awesome, I love this! Empty…I never would have thought of this. It does make a lot of sense, take out the trash and fill up on God’s goodness.
    Blessings to you Steve.

    Greg

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    1. Thanks, Greg. I got the idea after reading A.W.Tozer’s book, The Pursuit Of God. In his second chapter Tozer says it is really impossible to truly pursue God as long as we claim to have our hands full of worldly things. In other words, we have to abandon all our possessions as well as our pre-conceived notions of God and come to him as children owning or having nothing. In other words, empty.
      Thanks for your encouragement. You are a blessing to me.

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    1. Thank you. Loopyloo, for your kind words. I’m so grateful that God blessed you through this blog. Have a blessed week.

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