C.S. Lewis: Empty Enough to Receive

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Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

“God gives His gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them.”

C.S. Lewis in “Williams and the Arthuriad” as recounted in The Quotable Lewis, edited by Wayne Martindale and Jerry Root (Wheaton: Tyndale, 2012)  272.

In response to a recent quote by C.S. Lewis that posted here this week, my friend Doug Christensen sent me today’s Scripture. Soak in it for a while. It was a gift to me.

If you are not sure what to do in life, remember that God is with you leading and guiding. We must be attentive to what He says and receive whatever He gives.

Generous givers are people who empty themselves to receive what is good and true and right. And upon receipt, they realize that their job is to enjoy and share God’s blessings.

Father, I empty myself. Exchange my will and desires for yours. By your Holy Spirit, fill me with the fullness of your love. Hear my prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.