Empty or Full?
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 5:3
Do you recall these words from an old hymn: “Nothing in my hand I bring; simply to Thy Cross I cling.” That is true. We have nothing to bring to God. You know, there are a lot of books about being filled. But one day I think I’ll write a book on how to be emptied. When Christ wants to come and fill us, we can be so full of self and stuff that there is no room left. We have to first of all become empty so that we can be filled, and the emptying begins with brokenness.
We acknowledge that we are destitute in our own ability, in what we’ve done, or what we have, or where we’ve been. We are totally broken. Then we are ready for God to come and fill us up with Himself. It is a supernatural event – and it is the first step toward having a brand-new life.