None of Me. All of You.

One of the most life changing prayers we can pray. That "All of You" part sounds so powerful and perfect that we tend to skim right past the "None of me" part. 〰

Just like we declare Romans 8:37 "in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." ‭And skirt past what those "things" are that we are more than conquerors in.  〰 Look just 2 verses before-Romans 8:35 and we see that: IN trouble IN hardship IN persecution IN famine IN nakedness In these things, we are more than conquerors through Him. 〰 It was at the end of me where I truly found Him. 〰 There's something so strangely beautiful about coming to a place of having absolutely nothing. It gives Him so much open room to move. When we are naked before Him and don't attempt to fill that place of nothing with anything else. When we don't rush to get out of the hurt, the loss, the famine...but to be vulnerable and invite Him in.  

He will be perfectly strong in your weakness. He promised. 

Sis, if you are struggling with that place of nothing, I stand with you in prayer:

Father, we come to you in all nakedness and openness and raw vulnerability. Not pretending to be something we aren't. No longer falling for the enemy's lies that we must be full before presenting ourselves to you. No, we empty ourselves gladly allowing you to be that strength made perfect in our weakness. That area where we feel a gaping hole, we submit it to you. You fill it. Nothing else will do. We lay all ideas of "how it should be" at your feet. Thank you for being ever faithful. In Jesus name. Amen.