There are many phrases associated with the word â€œblankâ€,Â such a drawing a blank, fill in the blank, or giving someone a blankÂ stare. The other day I even managed to e-mail a blank!!
I had cut out an article to send to a friend. I addressedÂ the mail, filled in the topic space and proceeded to press the sendÂ button. In my scurry to get it sent in a hurry, I completely forgot toÂ paste my article in the blank space provided, therefore sending â€œaÂ blankâ€.
I wondered if sometimes I live a blank- sending emptyÂ messages to loved ones and friends. Â Does my life reflect my love forÂ God, and my certainty of His love for me? Do I allow the Holy SpiritÂ to use me where I am needed in the body of Christ, and do I alwaysÂ remember to give the glory to Him? Do I share my praises with others,Â or just keep them to myself?
When you draw a blank – nothing happens.Â Could the same can be true with a spiritual blank? You can just beâ€¦ Â â€œblah!â€ â€¦ with nothing happening .
When we receive from God, we are called to share – whether it isÂ serving others, praying for them, singing in the choir, helping theÂ poor and homeless or just even sharing our joy and thanks for theÂ gifts of love, good health, friendships, and experiences with ourÂ living Lord.
Lord, I want my life to reflect your love in a specialÂ manner. I pray I will not exhibit a spiritual â€œblankâ€, but will trulyÂ allow myself to be an open vessel for you – ready to be poured out andÂ spilled to overflowing with the love you have planted in my heart.
How about you? What is your life in Christ exhibiting?
– – – written by Marion Smith