Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Love of Emptiness - Part 3

What I like most about this term – love of emptiness – is the fact I do not love emptiness, yet it describes my habits!!  Being able to name it means I can recognize it and be alert when it creeps into my life.  I can follow the prompting of Holy Spirit when I’m doing empty things. 

When I argued back about the ease of hopping on the computer, or flipping on TV, just to fill a little time.  The little time that I couldn’t devote to real study of God’s word or be able to clean anything properly.  The excuses went on and on.  Perhaps this should have been my first clue that I was truly in the wrong.

So I asked Him to lead me to make His word available to me.  Help me figure out that setting down to read a short passage, without all the bells and whistles a “true” Bible study had to it.  (Not that I never did this, it’s just rebelling against doing it regularly.) 

I began to obey.  I left my morning study open and Bible open so I could just sit down and jump right in.  God did deliver me from TV watching – because I asked Him.  It was slow going, I was reaching for the computer more than the Bible, but that was coming.  God is delivering me from the mindless activities.  Giving me motivation to do what I really need to do. 

so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

God word does not come back empty.  It fills, makes beauty where ashes once where.  It reveals Jesus where only ugly sin once was.  Filling the emptiness with God, becoming so content with Him that nothing else will do.  


  1. While browsing through the Titus 2sdays entries, your post caught my eye. The title intrigued me, so I had to check it out. And then I went from intrigued to convicted. Wow. Thank you for writing what was on your heart. When I saw that it was Part 3, I went back and looked at the first two posts, as well. I know that God intended for me to read your messages on "Love of Emptiness" today. I have been spending much more time than necessary on the computer lately, and it is time for a change. Thank you for the reality check. Blessings to you.

    1. I'm so glad this spoke to you as the term spoke to me. God intends for us to make good use of the time He gives. It takes a change in habits, but stick with it. Don't just get off the computer, but invest that time in family and time with God, either His word or in praise.


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