I was recently working on a drawing for our church and trying to make it look more presentable. I noticed that there was a bunch of empty space that just didn’t look good. I thought, “What can I fill this empty space with to make it look better?” What I settled on not only made the picture look much better, it brought a whole new life to it. We will get to what that filler was in just a moment.
How often do we have emptiness inside of us, and we go looking for something to fill that empty feeling? Many choose to fill it with alcohol, drugs, pornography and various other things that can do harm, both to our bodies, and to our minds. Satan whispers in your ear and tells you that these kinds of things will help you to take the edge off, it will take away your worries, it will make you feel better, etc… And sure they can, but for a very short period, and soon we become addicted to these vices. When the effects wear off, we are worse off than we were before. These vices actually pull us deeper and deeper into the emptiness that we were trying to escape by starting them.
What if instead of attempting to fill our emptiness with these vices, instead we filled it with God? How do we do that, you may ask?
John 1:1 says “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
God and His Word are one. We can cry out to God in prayer, but the emptiness can remain. Why is that? Because if we are only crying out, it is a one way conversation, and we are turning a deaf ear to God’s response. We speak to God in prayer, but God speaks back to us thru his Word. It does us no good to cry out, if we do not listen to God’s answer. So, What can fill our empty spaces in life? The same thing that I filled the empty spaces of that drawing with. Scripture! Scripture changes it all. Scripture gives hope to the hopeless. Scriptures gives freedom to the chained. Scripture gives life to the dead. Just as that bland drawing was given new meaning and new life by adding scripture to it, so can your own life be given new meaning and new life by adding scripture to it. Next time you are feeling low, feeling depressed, or just bored try filling that empty space with scripture. I promise that it will have a lasting impact on you, and bring new life to what ails you. Scripture filled my drawing, scripture filled me, and scripture can fill you too!
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Psalm 16:11 “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”