Food for thought….Empty me

empty me

I was driving today and I heard a song that came on the radio called “Empty Me” by Jeremy Camp.  A lot of you have probably heard it.  Here are the words, and then we can discuss God challenging us:

Holy fire burn away
My desire for anything
That is not of you and is of me
I want more of you
And less of me

Empty me, empty me, fill me
With you, with you

 This song is pretty simple, yet it speaks mountains into my life! You see, since we cannot physically see the Lord, sometimes we stray from his presence.  We then become focused on our own thoughts, desires, and plans.  We lose sight of how God desires to use us because we have lost sight of Him! It’s easy to do, and it happens gradually, none of us purposefully stray from our God, but our sin nature causes us to leave His presence.

In order to have a healthy walk as a Christian, we need to be growing.  The bible says the “grow in the grace and knowledge of God” to “increase in the knowledge of God”.  Your walk with God is yours, it belongs to you personally, and it will be what you choose.  We choose our walks with God.  The Bible tells us “to draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”  Do you understand what that means? That means that YOU choose what your walk with God will be.  You choose how close to God you will be. Why don’t we spend more time with God, why aren’t we growing in our walks with God? It is because we are not empty of ourselves, we haven’t denied ourselves as Christians.

Think about your walk with God today, is there a time in your life that you were closer to Him than you are now? You are either growing, you are complacent, our you are backslidden.  Two of those options are dangerous, empty, and are not God’s will for your life. Ladies, we need to be growing…daily! If you don’t feel as though you are growing, then think about the beautiful picture that this song portrays, to burn away anything that is not of Him so that we can be FILLED with Him. I pray He would empty us , and fill us  because that is when we will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever” 2 Peter 3:18

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  1. Jeff’s sermon Thursday night reminded me of this devotional………so fitting and well said.