“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13 KJV)
Before The Lord can fill us, we must be emptied.
Distrust and anger must be a thing of the past.
Hopelessness must flee in the winds of yesterday,
Doubt and hesitation must be deleted from our minds,
Faith must be renewed by hearing The Word daily,
And when we remove self from achieving God’s path,
Open our hearts and minds receiving directions,
Instructions, guidance, wise counsel, from Holy Spirit,
We become broken and contrite, willing Him to mold
Us anew, past forgotten, emptied out waiting to be filled,
With love and hope and desire to please Him, not others.
Compassion riding the waves of hope in our heart that we will
Hear, obey, and do all things that bring Him glory,
Receiving His favor and the favor of men, by obedience
And willingness–to become an empty vessel, making room
For Him to fill us with His goodness, peace, and mercy, and love.
We are emptied of self-concepts that defeat,
And wait with patience for You to Fill Us Lord!