I am not sure if I heard this from someone or thought it up myself. But I saw it moments ago while reviewing my notes and realized it was exactly what I needed to set the tone for my week.
Empty yourself out.
Study yourself full.
Pray yourself hot.
I have felt convicted about certain things lately, which to me is the voice of God. A nudge to turn around (repent), and a call to enter the deep places of Him. This has been a hard season for me, yet to the glory of His name, I am not calloused. To walk through fire and not smell like smoke is a huge part of my testimony! The tragedy is sometimes I forget. I think I have it all figured out, and falsely attribute my wins to my efforts. I am grateful that God does not blow hot and cold like I do. I am also thankful that His grace is the railing that keeps me from falling over. When I heed to His warnings, and position myself to be corrected, He renews me.
In the words of my pastor, “God will never give me a life in which He is not needed.”
Thus, I must make it a point to continually –
Empty myself out.
Study myself full.
Pray myself hot.
Can I encourage you to do the same?