One chapter into the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess and I can already feel my life changing.
Jen Hatmaker ends the first chapter with a reminder that Jesus launched his ministry, the most world-changing three years in the history of world, not with great (earthly) power, not with politics or plans or a charismatic campaign, but in weakness. He began his ministryhungry.
“And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” (Matt 4:2)
I have been praying to be filled up. I do need that, sort of desperately. But first, I must empty myself of everything I am using to try to fill me up so that I can be filled with stuff that lasts. So that my longing soul is satisfied.
Tonight, this missionary is praying to be emptied.