There are very few things in our lives that we like empty. If you think about it, the word empty is…well…empty. Not much to it. Empty gas guage, empty pockets, empty glass, empty back accounts you name it, we don’t want it empty. Yet there is one thing that I long to have empty each day.
In the area of “me” I want to be empty. No, I don’t mean that I want to be hollow and boring as a person, but in the area of my strength, my will, me, me, me…I want to be empty. In order to be filled with the Holy Spirit, I need to make room. The choice is to either continue to try to squeeze both in, or release the control and allow the filling of a much higher and capable resource.
As noted several times, I am a huge Jeremy Camp fan. Below is a simple song I have referenced before. This is my prayer each morning. That I would have more of “Him” and less of me. If only it were true, I would be guaranteed to never run on empty.
“Holy fire, burn away my Desire for anything that is not of you and is of me. Because I want more of you and less of me. Empty me.” (Jeremy Camp)