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Feeling Empty?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (6:24 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Ephesians 3:16-19 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

In one sermon, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, "How can I get the air out of this glass?" One man shouted, "Suck it out with a pump!" Moody replied, "That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass." After numerous other suggestions Moody smiled, took out a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. "There," he said, "all the air is now removed."

He used this simple demonstration to explain that living a victorious life is not accomplished by "sucking out a sin here and there," but by being filled with the Holy Spirit.

Later, he said, "I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. We must be emptied before we can be filled."

Let's begin emptying ourselves today! We need to be filled with God's Spirit so that we can be empowered to do great things! There's no way around it and there's so much work to be done!

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One Response to “Feeling Empty?”

  1. Cinthia Says:

    Wow!!!! Thank you for these words that have given my spirit life. I know that I need to Let go of my Sinful self. meaning, that I need to come to hate what this world offers and has for me. I want to be filled with His Spirit!!! I want to believe in Jesus Christ!!! That he died on the Cross for my SINS!!!!! His Word tells me that i have been forgiven!!!! But, why am I so doubtful!"!!!!!!! I know the TRUTH!!!! becuase I have read it in the scriptures!!!!! Why dont I want to REPENT and Turn from my sins??? Why does this world pull me with so much force???? I dont want to be a hypocrite, I want to serve him out of LOVE and total appreciation for his Sacrifice on my behalf!!!!! Why cant I receive Gods LOVE that surpasses EVERYTHING? Why cant I humble myself and Cry out to him sincerely and ask him for HELP??? Why? Why!!!! Can someone respond to me!!! I apologize for being so demanding, but I am getting a bit desperate!!!!

    Thank you,

    Cinthia

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