Emptying Yourself Out
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Let go, let God. There sits in front of you two glasses of water. Both are full. Imagine one is you and the other is Jesus. In the effort to get more of Jesus inside you, you must empty the first cup of its contents to be able to fill it with the contents of the second cup. To be completely filled with Jesus in your life you need to empty yourself completely of you and ask Jesus to fill you with Himself.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
This verse was written by Paul. He was not rich with a big house, nice car, lots of cash, and with no worries. He was in prison and beaten. Can you imagine? He was in PRISON. He was in a hard spot, but still encouraged us to think on good things and to REJOICE! Philippians 4:8
What must we empty from our own desires to be fulfilled in Christ? What are we holding onto that we must let go in order to experience this kind of joy in hardship?
These are some that come to mind…
How do we empty our lives of these things?
Letting Go and Letting God
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Read your bible and pray. Always remember that reading your Bible brings healing and a sound mind.
What is prayer in the Bible?
#3 Remember who you are in Christ.
You are a treasure. You are beautiful to Him. You are important. You are loved. God is with you even during these hard times in life. There is an end to this storm. God has given you a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
When life and others have us down, scared, worried, sad, hurt or when the busyness of life overwhelms us, let’s think on rejoicing on the good things, changing our thought process, submitting our schedule to Christ, allowing God to redeem our pain and practice soul care and self care.
Letting go of the things that hinder God from moving in our lives and that steal our Joy will be the pivot point to us thriving in Christ no matter what is thrown our way. Let’s trust that God has us. He is our hope and our anchor.
God is enough for us. Praise God!!
Let’s pray that God will help us release what need to let go of and to keep our eyes on Him!
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