Monday, February 20, 2012

To Empty is to Fill

Grace. Peace. Joy. These words can flood my vocabulary but do they resonate with my soul?

I ask myself if I am finding my ultimate rest in Him, does my lifesource and strength draw from what I do or what I'm told elsewhere in life, or do I remember the beauty of surrender? Even if it seems hard sometimes, to surrender all is the only way. It's the only way to truly let Him lead.

And find thanksgiving in this.
Slowly, slowly, slowly, I begin to count the gifts, with more understanding of how it penetrates deeper than I thought.

As Ann Voskamp says of thanksgiving in her book, "this eucharisteo is no game of Pollyanna but the hard edge of blade."

As I do this, I'm reminded of what God is calling me to in this season: to release all to Him, to empty myself out and to open my tightly clenched hands. For it's when we let Him empty us of what doesn't belong that we are most full of what does.

"Broken glass ignites in light and there it is, the secret of joy's flame: Humbly let go." -Ann Voskamp, 1000 Gifts

I don't remember exactly where I left off on here, so I'll start after #50...

#51 Momentum and blog energy

#52 Getting to see sweet pictures/ 'movie & real life version' of my friend and her new husband, the newlyweds in love :)

#53 The messiness and changes in life and Jesus being bigger than it

#54 Ministries that encourage people

#55 Blogs and bloggers who encouragement me

#56 Ice cream in winter

#57 Snow and liking it for once

#58 Getting to dream

#59 Some extra sleep

#60 Singing over and over to the same songs and they don't get old

Linking up with A Holy Experience for Multitude on Mondays

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