Friday, June 29, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

empty me

Jeremy and I have always been a fan of Jeremy Camp. But, over the last year, Jeremy has really been drawn to his anointed lyrics. We have recently declared the oldie but a goodie, "Empty Me" our family theme song. It simply states our hearts true desire for each member of our family, 

"Holy Fire burn away, my desire of anything that is not of you and is of me. I want more of you and less of me." 

I don't think those words need much explanation. Jeremy and I are praying that everyday, we will die to ourselves and be emptied. Emptied of pride, greed, selfishness, anything that is of ourselves, even complacency. We also pray that as our girls get older this will be their prayer too. It's easy for us to get caught up in our expectations and hopes for our children, but honestly when we think about it, all we want is for them to be filled with God. A shining light for Him, filled with His fruits: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

If you have 3 1/2 minutes, listen to the words of this song. Think about the things in your life that might need to be burned away.
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