Filling in the Empty Spaces

Woman Prostrate In Prayer

Is it just me, or do we often try to fill the voids in our life with things?  Too quiet, turn on the television or music. Feeling empty, eat some ice cream, go shopping.  Neither television or ice cream help! In fact they can do the opposite!  When we ask Jesus into our life to be our Savior, He comes into our heart.  He lives in us.  We are His dwelling place.  When I have guests, I don’t always allow them full access to every part of my home.  I have some drawers and closets that I would rather no one see…ever!  Jesus doesn’t march into our lives and demand that we give Him our whole life.  He waits patiently until we realize that giving Him control sets us free!  Instead of filling in the voids with things, I want to give Jesus all the nooks and crannies in every part of me.  It sounds simple, but it is a life long challenge!  A challenge worth pursuing!  I’m Your’s Lord Jesus!

Romans 12:1-2

Place Your Life Before God

 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.


2 thoughts on “Filling in the Empty Spaces

  1. jennsmidlifecrisis August 6, 2012 / 7:24

    Your picture reminded me of my “challenge” this year – at least once a day (usually in the morning during my “quiet time”, I get on my knees with my face on the floor and pray…it can be a few minutes or a long time, it can be praise or petition. It’s a challenge some days to get up and down, but I will do it as long as I am able. It is my way of submitting all and embracing the One who gives me all. Blessings to you, my friend.

  2. karenworth August 6, 2012 / 7:24

    Beth Moore prays that way and it is amazing to see the fruit of her walk with the Lord. She walks humbly with her God!

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