8/4/03—Several days ago, as part of my “Breaking Free” homework, I read this:
"Sometime in the midst of my morning time with God, I ask Him to satisfy all my longings and fill all my hollow places with His lavish, unfailing love. This frees me from craving the approval of others and requiring others to fill my “cup.” Then, if someone takes the time to demonstrate his or her love to me, that’s the overflow! I am free to appreciate it and enjoy it, but I didn’t emotionally require it! See how the love of God that permeates the life through His Holy Spirit brings freedom? Not only am I freed, I am able to free others from having to boost me up emotionally all the time. Hallelujah! Where the Spirit of the Lord’s lavish love is, there is freedom!!" (Beth Moore in Breaking Free).
This is a revelation to me. It has changed me forever. I’m free!
I tried it—He really does fill me up when I ask! All the way to my toes if I need it! Thank you God!
I share this because it's even a more mind-boggling revelation to me now than it was then. It has changed me forever. God really does fill that longing in my heart; He provides all my needs, even the emotional ones.