Friday, June 28, 2013

Running On Empty

If we are feeling “spiritually empty,” it may be the Lord’s intention for us to feel this way.  The Lord often removes the old to make room for the new, as we are about to enter into a new season.  Thus:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:3

Rather than being discouraged or complaining about our present struggles, we should hold this sense of being “dissatisfied” (spiritually empty) before the Lord in anticipation of a new and deeper spiritual experience, which is beyond our present level of spirituality.

“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”  Song of Solomon 2:11-12

The winter is past.”

At this present time, the “dry season has come to its end.”  Therefore, we are to hold our being “spiritually empty or dissatisfied” before the Lord, asking to be brought into a higher level of spiritual desire and hunger.  When we do this, our feelings of being unspiritual will become a prayer to release the Lord to meet with us in a fresh new way, beyond anything that we have experienced in the past.