20 In Faith

Empty Me

Holy Fire burn away,
my desire for anything
that is not of you and is of me.
I want more of you and less of me.

Holy Fire burn away,
my desire for anything
that is not of you and is of me,

I want more of you and less of me, yeah.
Empty me,
Empty me, yeah,
Fill, won’t you fill me,
with you, with you, yeah.
 

(Empty Me – Jeremy Camp) 

This has been the cry of my heart today.  I have come to realize over the last few days how self-focused I can be.  Yes, I am human and I have human emotions.  But when I give in to those emotions before I seek the council and comfort of my Jesus, then my response is one of self, and not prompted by the Holy Spirit.  And even though life happens and curve balls are thrown, I want to be led and guided by the Spirit of God.  Not just in the decisions I make, but in my reactions, attitudes, speech, desires, parenting, marriage, the list goes on.

So I am asking the Lord to come and reorganize my internal spiritual house.  I want to be a yielded vessel, completely emptied of self and fully consumed by the Holy Spirit.  I want to wake up each morning and empty myself before His Throne of Grace, allowing Him to inhabit every fiber of my mind, body and spirit.  I must decrease so that He might increase.

He must become greater and greater,
and I must become less and less.

(John 3:30-NLT)

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth in NC
    June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    We are on the same journey my friend!

    That is the cry of my heart as well.

    Bless you!
    Beth

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    Beth in NC
    June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    We are on the same journey my friend!

    That is the cry of my heart as well.

    Bless you!
    Beth

  • Reply
    Beth in NC
    June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    We are on the same journey my friend!

    That is the cry of my heart as well.

    Bless you!
    Beth

  • Reply
    Beth in NC
    June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    We are on the same journey my friend!

    That is the cry of my heart as well.

    Bless you!
    Beth

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    ********Shelly********
    June 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Just what I needed today….thank you 🙂

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    ********Shelly********
    June 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Just what I needed today….thank you 🙂

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    ********Shelly********
    June 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Just what I needed today….thank you 🙂

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    ********Shelly********
    June 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Just what I needed today….thank you 🙂

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    Jeanine
    June 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds familiar.
    (and I love that song, too…one of my favorites.)

  • Reply
    Jeanine
    June 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds familiar.
    (and I love that song, too…one of my favorites.)

  • Reply
    Jeanine
    June 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds familiar.
    (and I love that song, too…one of my favorites.)

  • Reply
    Jeanine
    June 11, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Sounds familiar.
    (and I love that song, too…one of my favorites.)

  • Reply
    Cole
    June 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love this so much you have no idea. Oh and to make your pictures look like polaroids go to http://www.polaroin.com/. have a wonderful weekend Barbie. 🙂

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    Cole
    June 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love this so much you have no idea. Oh and to make your pictures look like polaroids go to http://www.polaroin.com/. have a wonderful weekend Barbie. 🙂

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    Cole
    June 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love this so much you have no idea. Oh and to make your pictures look like polaroids go to http://www.polaroin.com/. have a wonderful weekend Barbie. 🙂

  • Reply
    Cole
    June 11, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love this so much you have no idea. Oh and to make your pictures look like polaroids go to http://www.polaroin.com/. have a wonderful weekend Barbie. 🙂

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    Lea
    June 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I could have written this very entry myself! Thanks for "sparking a flame" within me to once again relinquish the throne of my life over to HIM. Thanks for being a blessing in my life today!

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    Lea
    June 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I could have written this very entry myself! Thanks for "sparking a flame" within me to once again relinquish the throne of my life over to HIM. Thanks for being a blessing in my life today!

  • Reply
    Lea
    June 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I could have written this very entry myself! Thanks for "sparking a flame" within me to once again relinquish the throne of my life over to HIM. Thanks for being a blessing in my life today!

  • Reply
    Lea
    June 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I could have written this very entry myself! Thanks for "sparking a flame" within me to once again relinquish the throne of my life over to HIM. Thanks for being a blessing in my life today!

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