Lord Heal Me! "I'm Empty"

The dictionary has many definitions for the word EMPTY.  I will only list 3, they are

  1. Containing nothing
  2. Vacant
  3. Unoccupied

There are many things that can make a person feel empty.  There is the:

  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Poor planning
  • Misguided priorities
  • Bad judgement

THREE REASONS FOR AN EMPTY EXISTENCE:

  1. Unmet expectations.  When you plan perfectly but plans aren't met
  2. Shallow relationships.  Many people are in these kinds of relationships.
  3. Focus on temporary things.  It will ultimately lead to disappointment.
  • Expectations that are unrealistic 
  • Expectations that are unrealized
  • With God  God ALWAYS does his part, what about you?
  • With people 
John 10:10  The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the fullest.

EIGHT KEYS TO HAVING A FULL LIFE:
KEY 1:  Other people don't control your joy!
 Think about it, outside influences tend to affect you.  
  • How many times have you changed or thrown away an outfit because of what people have said?
  • How many times have you compromised your beliefs to fit in?
  • How many times have you compromised Christian morals to fit in?
John 16:22 So you think you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice and no one can rob you of that joy.
Nehemiah 8:10 Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.  AMEN TO THAT!!!

KEY 2:  The doer of the word is blessed in all he does.
James 1:22-25 But don't just listen to God's word.  You must do what it says.  Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.  For if you listen to the word and don't obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away and forget what you look like.  But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, THEN God will bless you for doing it.
Matthew 7:24-27  
You can hear the word all day and all night but you have to live it!!!!!!

KEY 3:  Service to others will help cure the ills in your own life.
Matthew 23:11  "Do you want to stand out?  Then step down.  Be a servant."
Acts 20:35  You'll not likely go wrong here if you keep remembering that our Master said, "You're far happier giving that getting."

KEY 4:  Live to please God daily!
Jeremiah 2:5  This is what the LORD says:  "What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me?  They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves."
Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

KEY 5: You're never alone!
Hebrews 13:5-6  God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?"
*Sort of like a father to a scared child.  How protected does a child feel in the arms of their father.
*Psalms 23:1-4

KEY 6:  Forgiveness puts you in a position to receive grace.
Mark 11:25  And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in Heaven may forgive you your own sins."

KEY 7:  Focus on what's eternal, rather than on temporary things.
**Corinthians 4:18  So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our grace on things that can not be seen.  For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we can not see will last forever.
Matthew 26:19-20  do not store in Earth, store for heaven.

KEY 8:  Your GREATEST fears have already been removed!
When Christ Jesus came to die for us, he removed what should be your greatest fear.  The second death, the one that can remove you from God ETERNALLY!!!!
John 16:33  I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.  Here on Earth, you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
2 Timothy 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


ACCEPTANCE OF JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY INTO HEAVEN
  • John 14:6
  • Acts 4:12

HE WANTS YOU ON A CONTINUOUS SPIRITUAL HIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

CONVERSATION

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Instagram

Follow Us