There is nothing missing when it comes to God. He is not absent from my life, my experiences, or my world. I may choose to not include Him, but He does not remove Himself from me. As His child, He will not remove Himself from me (2 Timothy 2:13).
The same thing comes with prayer. When I pray, even if I think my words are hitting the ceiling and dropping to the floor, the reality is my prayers will not return void because prayer contains the power of God.
When God is moving there is no way to stop Him. He will open doors man cannot close and close doors man cannot open (Isaiah 22:22, Revelation 3:8). He will act in ways we cannot fathom and He will turn things from one thing into another at His bidding.
He is God. There is nothing unfilled, no emptiness He cannot fill, nothing void of His presence.
This day is full of God. It’s just a matter of looking for Him. Of being still and allowing Him to talk with you and your heart.
Isaiah 55 is full of images that fill me when I forget the God I follow. Verses 11 and 13 talk about the difference of God versus man. We speak words that fill silence, take time, and yet fall short of depth, breadth, and meaning most every day.
But God’s words… they are not lacking. They fill every nook, every cranny, every crevice of our dry, depleted hearts– if we will allow it.
So my prayer is that God will pour into my spirit all that is lacking, so I am filled to overflowing with His plans, purpose, love, grace, mercy and joy. That I will not be unfilled, but instead, filled and pouring out on others. It is the same prayer I have for you today.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”