“Humbly let go. Let go of trying to do, let go of trying to control, let go of my own way, let go of my own fears. Let God blow His wind, His trials, oxygen for joy’s fire. Leave the hand open and be. Be at peace. Bend the knee and be small and let God give what God chooses to give because He only gives love and whisper a surprised thanks. This is the fuel for joy’s flame. Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will. And I can empty. I can empty because counting His graces has awakened me to how He cherishes me, holds me, passionately values me. I can empty because I am full of His love. I can trust.” -- Ann Voskamp
This quote relates to my life right now and always. My God has changed me. He has filled every inch of my heart that even my ribs cannot possibly hold all of it in. He has filled every inch of me. I am spilling over with His love. I am spilling over with His peace. I am spilling over with His strength. I am spilling over with the life He has given to me. The life that was freely given to me because He sacrificed His only Son. I am so filled that nothing can stop me from overflowing. There is an ocean of Him gushing all around me and that it is engulfing me daily. My ship has a new captain. I am sinking in His grace. I was empty and then continued to empty myself as He came with gentleness and fire to fill me. I am filled. And I am being filled.That weight I feel in my heart is not heavy because nothing is there. That weight I feel in my heart is heavy because He is there. All I want is to pour out what He has given me so that I may receive more of Him. "I can empty" because He makes me full.