Posted by: heisourstrongtower | November 13, 2012

Empty…It’s a Good Thing!

I just have to put this out there…last week God brought some truth and a fresh perspective to my life; after I got home from our vacation. It is being brought home to me this week, what He placed on my heart to write last week. It’s funny…I didn’t really connect the dots until this morning. I was editing some stuff on my blog and saw the title of this week’s chapter in Unglued; “The Empty Woman” and then the title of the post I wrote last week; “Empty” was looking at me in both instances.

This all happened after I read part 2 of the “From Hurt to Healing” series from S.W.A.P., which also spoke to me about the hurts that are filling me and not being released to God. If I am holding onto all of these hurts, then I am not empty enough for God to heal me and that leaves no room for Him to fill me. I have to release everything that is hindering me…to God, I have to empty all of that hurt and the un-forgiveness I am holding onto before God can truly fill me with what He knows I need in this life.

Here is the truth of this situation…He does know all of what is holding me back. It’s not that God needs me to tell Him about all the wrong I have done or that has been done to me…it’s that I NEED to KNOW and CONFESS the wrong that I have done and I need to also
realize that holding onto all the wrong that is done to me is not helping me either…I need to FORGIVE in order to be completely forgiven.In other words I am feeling God tell me…that being an empty woman is a good thing.  He wants me empty of all the bad, so He can fill me with all good things that come from Him. I think I am going to add another word for the week…”empty” and the memory verse to go along with “empty”…
“For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver.” 1 Peter 1:18
Advertisements

Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Shandra Harris With Heart Wide Open and commented:
    True and Timely Words. Forgive. Self. Forgive Others. Face Down.Humbly. Then Face UP to He Who Loves Me and You. Hands out, open, Empty..


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

heatherbleier.wordpress.com/

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

pastor jeff's neighborhood

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood . . . won't you be my neighbor?

follow the light

Sharing God's Light

Give me 5 minutes a day and I'll give you a happier, more successful life

Ideas for success in relationships, career, happiness, health, wealth, with some jokes thrown in for fun

The Matt Walsh Blog

Absolute Truths (and alpaca grooming tips)

Yelena Bosovik

An ordinary twenty-something serving an extraordinary God.

One7Blog

Reaching Inner City communities through cross cultural youth ministry.

LIVE LOVE

Live. Love. Change The World.

Revelations In Writing

God's greatest gifts as I go...

He Knows My Name

Sharing the Love of Christ

A MINIATURE CLAY POT

"We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives" 2 Corinthians 4:7 The Message

Striving For Wisdom

Striving to be a wise son, and encouraging others to do likewise

Oaks Of Righteousness

Isaiah 61:1-3 "The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has annointed me; He has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lords's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; and to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion -- to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, the planting of the Lord, to display His glory.

Glory to Glory

Christian Life Coaching for Purpose-filled Living

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: