I’m all about my Tapestry of Wellness – body, mind, and spirit. But not in the ways of the world. At least it shouldn’t be like that. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. THEN you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Before I can be filled up and be transformed, I need to empty myself to make room for what is better. I need to create space for what God has planned for me.
empty (v) = to unburden or relieve
empty (adj) = lacking purpose; meaningless
I don’t dare sit around empty! Consider again wisdom shared by John Eldredge of Ransomed Heart: “I simply take sixty seconds to let everything go, and be still. As I enter the pause, I begin with release. I let it all go . . . all of it. I simply let it go. I practice 'benevolent detachment' as I pray, Jesus, I give everyone and everything to you. You’ll know in the moment what to give to God—a person, a conversation, a project, the world. I give everyone and everything to you. I keep repeating it until I feel like I am actually releasing and detaching. And then I ask for more of God: Jesus, I need more of you; fill me with more of you, God. Restore our union; fill me with your life."
BREATHE. BELIEVE. RECEIVE.
Less of me opens up more space for God – in my body, my mind, my spirit. God’s will. God’s grace. God’s restoration. My word theme for the year. Restore.
A song for you: “Fill Me Up” Jesus Culture / Kim Walker-Smith
A verse for you: “May the God of hope fill you up with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13