There sits in front of you two glasses of water. Both are full. Imagine one is you and the other is Jesus. You must empty the first cup of its contents to be able to fill it with the contents of the second cup. To be completely filled with Jesus in your life you need to empty yourself completely of you and ask Jesus to fill you with Himself.
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"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice!"
This verse was written by Paul. He was not rich with a big house, nice cars, lots of cash, and with no worries. He was in prison and beaten. Did you see that? He was in PRISON. He was in a hard spot, but still encouraged us to think on good things and to REJOICE! Pilippians 4:8
What must we empty from our lives to be fulfilled in Christ?
What are we holding onto that we must let go?
These come to mind...
How do we empty our lives of these things?
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Two words. Sounds simple, but so hard sometimes. Not living off our feelings and emotions, but submitting ALL our ways, plans, relationships, and stuff that we fill our cups with to God.
Trusting God that He is enough for us and He will take care of us.
Even in the darkest moments.
We are happiest when we are in His perfect will for our lives.
*Read your bible. Remember reading your Bible brings healing and a sound mind.
*Remember who you are in Christ.
You are a treasure. You are beautiful to Him. You are important. You are loved. God is with you even during these hard times in life. There is an end to this storm. God has given you a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
So when life and/or others have us down, scared, worried, sad, hurt or when the busyness of life overwhelms us, let's think on rejoicing on the good things. Let go of the things that hinder God from moving in our lives and that steal our Joy. Let's trust that God has us. He is our hope and our anchor.
God is enough for us.
Let's pray that God will help us release what need to let go of and to keep our eyes on Him!
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