Empty to be Full

Today’s Five Minute Writing Prompt: FULL

Instructions: Write for five minutes, no editing. Link your post here, (at the gypsymama.com), and encourage the person who wrote before you by telling them what their words meant to you. Want to give it a try? Click here to read more entries!

GO

If he has come that my joy may be full… why do I forget? Hard days and circumstances shouldn’t rob me, should they? Maybe I let thieves in, and they steal something from me. If they’ve stolen something, then it is something I have owned. But this is life, when thorns rub us and scratch us and we ache. Maybe, I’m still learning.

Some thorns awaken the emptiness in us, and then we seek, because we know we are empty.

I am the fullest when I am most empty…of myself. I am the fullest when I am empty of seeking what I want, and ask God what He wants. I am the fullest when I am with Him, empty of me.

I know no other way to be truly full. I’ve searched other avenues, ways, and have walked away wanting, hungry and seeking.

To fill, He needs space, which means I must move myself and give Him room to move. And if the God of the universe offers grace and love to me, how can it help but overflow; He is big enough to fill holes and gaps that the cursed world has left. He is big enough to fill the gap that separates me from Him. He is big enough to forgive me and cover my sins, and fill  with forgiveness and grace. He is big enough for that and more, big enough to help me… to forgive the thorns.

And I am left full, dripping in His grace-rain, and my tears soaking the ground, because of what He’s done, and what I don’t deserve. Without Him, I am full of… nothingness.

His grace-rain falls, and I am full… enough for a lifetime… and eternity.

STOP

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6 thoughts on “Empty to be Full

  1. beautiful words – especially the grace rain – and dripping with it. And such a good reminder for me to read today. More of him – and less of me. Less of what I want and more and seeking after what he wants. Always a good thing to remember – and thank you for reminding me. I hearted this.God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours this day – and thank you
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    PS – I didn’t come from the Gypsy Mama link – I’ve learned in this community there are places that are designed specifically for women – and those places I should read maybe, but not a place to comment, or participate. So I don’t do the five-minute thing – but I do get to read a lot of them – I’m awfully glad I got to read yours.

  2. So true your beautiful words. When we are full of ourselves, there is no room for God to work. We are Nothing without Him, however with (and through) Jesus, we can do great things for God.. We strip ourselves of our own righteousness and take HIS robe of Righteousness and live and move and have our being in Him. I haven’t been doing the write for 5 minutes, but I am following your posts and enjoying what you have written. I tend to write stories, except The Hear it on Sunday and use it on Monday when I take notes on my Pastors sermon. Now I am rambling!

  3. Another wonderful post that is nice to read at the moment-sitting at the hospital with the Hazelnut. Good reminder to allow myself to be full of Him. Loved this part:
    And I am left full, dripping in His grace-rain, and my tears soaking the ground, because of what He’s done, and what I don’t deserve. Without Him, I am full of… nothingness
    and this:
    To fill, He needs space,

    So often I get in the way. Thank you for the reminder.

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