Filled Life…or Full Life?
It is so easy to confuse a busy life with a full life. We try to pack more sports, church events, girls’ nights, boys’ nights, work, family time, and vacations into our lives than we can possibly handle. I.AM.GUILTY.OF.THIS. We want to do it all, have it all, and be it all. But if we’re trying to do, have, and be, all at once, then we get absolutely no satisfaction from it and more importantly, God gets no glory from it. Instead of focusing on everything, maybe it’s time to stop and focus on God. God is supposed to come first. He wants us totally focused on Him. He doesn’t want us to give Him an hour… or occasionally two on Sunday. He wants every decision, every activity, everything, to be based on what He wants for us. If we’re reluctant to give Him our time on Sunday, then chances are we’re not giving Him any time from the other 6 days either. God, our spouse, our children, and everything else. That is the order that He wants us to have our priorities. If we constantly try to fill up our lives with everything the world has to offer, maybe we should stop and asker ourselves, ‘Do I want a filled life, or do I want a full life?’. Fill it with Jesus and you’ll never feel empty again.
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
Mark 12:30 ESV
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV