Monday, May 10, 2010

Emptiness From Lack of Emptying

What must you empty out of your life to be filled with the promises of Jesus?

Luke 18:28-30 (New International Version)

28Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!"

29"I tell you the truth," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life."

You ever wake up in the morning and feel as if you woke up to this day yesterday? The same circumstances and situations plaguing your mind, overtaking your thoughts, your hopes your dreams, your earnest heart desires? Of course not everyday, but on occasion, when you really want to open your eyes to deeper meaning of this life and it seems as if the definition is final. It is what it is, and as it appears, it cannot and will not change. Well that is simply not true! Here is why...

Jesus said there is a present age and an age to come. In both you will receive abundantly more, if you just leave what you have. When He talks of leaving our family, He means those people and things that cloud Him out of our hearts. Yes, I dare say even our children. Our most fervent love, He wants it. He promises us a return on our devotion to Him.

The changes in our lives are inevitable when Jesus gets all of us. Our heart unto Him. Our work unto Him. Our love unto Him. Our education unto Him. He wants it all today.

What must you empty out of your life to be filled with the promises of Jesus

Respond in Comments.

May God bless you as you give it all. His ear is pressed close to your heart to hear the resign of self and the filling of His Spirit!


  1. I must empty the idea that I can fill a void in my life when in fact only Christ can

  2. Great post! I agree with Peter in (28 Peter)that we must leave it 'all' behind. In my opinion 'all' to me everything. We must leave ourselves behind, meaning our thoughts, our opinions, our wants, and ideas and take on the image of God and what He wants for us. Once we do that, I think all things become possible and our promises can be fulfilled.