Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Discipline of Filling

"The more you focus on your Creator's fullness, the more you perceive your own emptiness."

I'm always trying to fill myself up with things that I know won't satisfy. I need to let Him fill me up. the only appropriate response to my emptiness is to let the only one who can satisfy do the filling. My natural response it to hide my emptiness in shame by trying to fill it myself. When I respond first to my emptiness, I hide. When I respond first to HIS fullness, I'm filled first with awe and then with acceptance.

I think it surprised me at first that this section on filling would go under discipline, but I realized it makes perfect sense. It's a daily discipline to combat my desire to fill myself with what I know to be true - only God can fill the voids and repair my brokenness!

Father, fill me. I don't want to use other things to fill me up, not these artificial things. Only You can satisfy me Lord. Give us this day our daily bread.

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