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.