Tuesday’s Truth

Tuesday’s Truth is a free weekly devotional shared by Rev. Gary Mimbs

November 17, 2020

Thankful That The Glass Is Full

          All of my life I have heard the analogy that when someone looks at a glass that is half way full of water they either see it as half full if they are a positive person or half empty if they are a negative person. Recently I was literally looking at a glass sitting on a table that was half full, or half empty depending on your view point, when the Holy Spirit showed my something interesting.

          As I looked at the glass I allowed my mind to think is it half full or is it half empty? The Holy Spirit said to me, “It is full to the top” I thought about it a minute and realized that He was absolutely right. The glass is full of air in the upper part so it is full. Unless it is a vacuum it will always be full of something. The glass can be full even though I don’t see the upper half. The Holy Spirit reminded me that just because I can’t always see Him, He is always there.

          If we shift the analogy away from the glass and replace it with our heart then it makes more sense. Your heart is a vessel just like the glass. Some people go through life with their heart full of joy, gladness and peace. Other people go through life with their heart broken, empty and lonely. But in between there are people whose heart is only half full. There are times when they are fuller and emptier than at other times.

          It is when our heart is only halfway full that we must ask the Holy Spirit to come in and fill up the area that is empty. At that point He comes and fills the emptiness inside of us and makes it full. Even if we can’t see Him working that doesn’t stop Him from being there. If we don’t ask or allow the Holy Spirit to come into our heart then the emptiness will be replaced with despair, depression, bitterness, loneliness, and the list goes on and on of things that Satan will use to fill the emptiness.

          So intentionally choose every day to ask the Holy Spirit to come and fill the parts of your heart that are empty. It will bring you joy and give you a positive outlook on life no matter what is going on. Be reminded that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”  When your heart is full of these things you can’t help but have a positive outlook on life.

In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs

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