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God Needs An Empty Cup

 

Eph 5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Mat 5:6  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Last week I talked about hungering after righteousness.  I want to point out another aspect of being filled.  Instead of using food and the human stomach to illustrate this devotion, I want to use a cup.  It is a good thing to hunger after righteousness.  It is wonderful to thirst for things that are Godly, but there are some things that hinder the “filling up” that we so desire for God to do to us and for us.

If  we are to get filled from God we must then make room for God to fill us up:

1. We must empty ourselves of our own ideas of God.  We have a Bible that tells us about God, but there is also a lot of areas that we do not understand about God.  Sometimes our pre-conceived ideas of God hinder and limit what God is able to do through us and to us.

2. We must empty ourselves of our own pride.  Pride gets in the way of a lot of things.  One of the most important things that it hinders is the work of God in our lives.

Pro 16:18  Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 

Our pride motivates us to do some things that we will eventually regret.  But for some reason, we always allow our pride to dictate our action.  We must empty ourselves of this if we intend for God to use us and fill us.

3. We must empty ourselves of our own ways.  Many times….most of the time our own solution gets in the way of God’s solution.  We want God to come through for us all of the time, but we do not empty our selves of our own solutions and therefor God will not fill us with His plan.

How bad do you really want to be filled?  God can only fill you according to the space that He is given to fill.  Will you be able to empty yourself so that God can fill you?  The choice is yours…what will you do with it?

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November 21, 2011 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment