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


  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..

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