Five Minute Friday: Empty
On Fridays, we write for just 5 minutes. Just a few moments of words flowing freely from my heart, without worrying about whether it’s just right or not. I love this writing exercise. It pulls from the deeper places.
Today’s Prompt: Empty
There is a cry in my heart to be filled. A desperate longing for more. And yet the more I cry out to be filled, the more I am realizing that in order to take in more, I must first empty myself.
More of You, and less of me, Oh Lord!
This desire to be completely satisfied was put inside of me by the God of the universe as He created me. He knew all along that I would be His. For He marked me before the foundations of the world. This longing, this aching that threatens to overwhelm me, to paralyze me, was put inside me by Him.
I was made to be empty first. So that I could be filled with more of Him and all that He has to offer to me.
I must get out of the way. I must allow Him to come, to pull me up from the roots that hold so tightly to the things of this world, so that He can fill me with His goodness.
My heart cries to be filled.
Oh Lord, come and empty me first, that I might be filled to overflowing with You!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.