Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Care and Feeding of Emptiness

I just found this one in my drafts

Care and Feeding of Emptiness

. . . that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:19b

Recommended Reading
Ecclesiastes 2

Emptiness has become the trademark of recent generations. Like Solomon, many have tried everything the world has to offer in an attempt to fill their void. Tragically though, countless empty souls have come to their end without ever having come to the realization that the only thing in life that matters is to "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all" (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Solomon, whom God made the wisest man in all history, sought out every conceivable pleasure without limitation; but in the end, concluded that nothing so satisfied the hungry soul of man like knowing and loving his Creator.

When asked "If emptiness were a pet, and you were writing a manual for the Care and Feeding of Your Emptiness, what advice would you give?" someone answered, "It is easy to care for. Be sure to give it daily attention, and it will grow big and strong." Every moment we spend giving our emptiness the wrong kind of attention, whether that consists of sampling everything under the sun or giving up completely, we are enabling it to become bigger and stronger.
Give your emptiness the right kind of attention by letting God fill your heart. It will never feel full until it's filled by Him.

Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full.
Watchman Nee

Proverbs 15:1 - 17:28

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Warren Baldwin said...

What I could read was very good. The text ran into the right column and some of it was blocked.

Hope you and your daughter are feeling better.

Steve said...

The Heart. From what I've learn, there is this void within our hearts, that can only be filled with Jesus, and love from the Father. You are so right on this post. I looked everywhere I thought, for something to fill this void in me, and one day Jesus filled it. I praise HIS Holy Name. God bless

michellemabell said...

What a great image...if emptiness were a pet.
Hope you and your daughter are on the mend and feeling better.