Have you ever had that feeling that something is amiss, a vacancy of the deepest kind?
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a blessed woman. My day overflows with opportunities to taste of the many delicacies God has placed in my life. From warm wet snuggly kisses planted by my kids to the times of purpose and promise ministering to women; I have a lot to be thankful. But in the middle of my place of satiety and comfort there are moments when I become all too aware of “the void”.
What is “the void”? The void is that part of you that longs for more. It’s the desire to be full in every aspect of your life. Not in a greedy let me get all I can have or let me take so you can’t have way, but rather from a position of wanting to feel complete. It’s the gravitational pull of your soul stretching you down to the core foundation of who you really are and what your purpose is on the earth. It’s the pull to divine intimacy, a deep longing which cannot be satisfied easily but one that needs to be immersed.
Do I really want to go there today? Yes the pull is stronger than it’s ever been, but do I really want to take the plunge to see the purpose of the void? In the middle of yelling kids, carpooling, office work, cooking and laundry, there’s a deafening call to accept the challenge to live fully. There’s an invitation to fill the void and go deeper still. Is the purpose of this void to draw me into You? Dare I accept this invitation?
“Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” Psalm 42:7
This is my RSVP. I accept your invitation. Today in the midst of all the noise of my busy life, it is the sound of your deeper place that is calling my name the loudest. I don’t know what’s missing, but you do. I’m ready to be immersed in your presence today and allow myself to be swept away by the magnitude of your love towards me. May we go deeper still into the purpose of the void.
by Saundra Dalton-Smith, Set Free to Live Free