Archive | March, 2013

Filling In the Empty Spaces

20 Mar

Luke 10: 27 …”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’…

The Lord has been teaching me quite a few things the last few months. He has helped me to realize some things also. One of the main things He has taught me-I’ve let other things fill my empty spaces. When I’m supposed to be loving Jesus with all of my heart, soul, strength, and mind, I’ve been putting other things in my God spot.

First of all, I’ve tried to fill my God spot with food. I’m trying really hard to change that. I don’t want to let my emotions rule me. In fact, I’m supposed to have the mind of Christ.(1 Cor. 2:16). It’s very hard to not let food rule you. I’ve turned to food mostly when I’m sad or upset. More than likely anything sweet. I’ve always kept something sweet in the house. I had to let Jesus really in to fill that emptiness inside of me. When I’m sad or upset, I go to Jesus.

The second thing I really let take hold of my life was the dire neeed of a child. I was so wrapped in it until I didn’t care about God’s will anymore. I was going to do what I wanted to do no matter what. After my father in law died, I told Tracy we have to do something concerning a child. My father in law kept asking us when we were going to make him grandpa again. I totally took it out of God’s hands and put it in my hands. I thought I can do this without God’s help. I thought I didn’t need God. I just wanted a child; no matter the cost.

I let these things among some others get in the way of my relationship with Christ. I was not loving Him with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Other things were filling up my heart besides Jesus. I didn’t realize until lately that I was loving other things besides Jesus. I was letting worldly things instead of spiritual thing fill me up.

I will tell you NOTHING can fill you up like Jesus. NOTHING can take the place of Jesus. I have to let Jesus fill in my empty spaces. I have to love Jesus with ALL of my heart. I have to give Jesus ALL of my heart and not part of it.

I’ve prayed in the past for Jesus to teach me to love Him with all of my heart,soul, mind, and strength. He is answering that prayer right now. He is showing me I need to keep my heart, mind, soul, and strength on heavenly things and not earthly things. Jesus has to be enough.

Are you truly loving Jesus with ALL of your heart, soul, mind, and strength? I’m sure if you let God truly search your heart; more than likely you’re not. We can get so fixated on things until the seem to fill that emptiness we may be feeling at the time. I believe at times we don’t want to realize it because we are afraid Jesus will take away something we have dreamed about. It’s not that He’ll take away the dream; we just have to be willing to accept His will no matter what.

Pray for Jesus to teach you to love Him the way you were meant to love Him-with ALL of your heart, soul, mind, and stregth. Once He starts teaching you, you will start to receive peace. I really believe we need to pray this every day because there is so much in our lives that we can try to fill in the empty spaces. Let Jesus fill in ALL of the empty spaces. When you let Him teach you to love Him with ALL of your heart, soul, mind, and strength, He WILL fill in ALL of the empty spaces.

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