Created to be Inhabited
For this is what the LORD says – God is the Creator of the heavens. He formed the earth and made it; He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited – “I am the LORD, and there is no other.”
When God created the earth, He made it with a purpose. He did not create it to be empty; He intended to fill it. Anything He creates, He does so with a reason, a plan, and a purpose.
If God has brought you to an empty place, He is not yet finished with you. His plan is to inhabit you. The Hebrew word for “inhabited” here means “to sit down” as in to dwell or remain. It also has the implication of “to marry.” God wants to inhabit every empty place in your life. He is God, and He can fill you like no other!
Many times, we are guilty of trying to fill those empty places with other things or people. We look for something to fill a void in us that God created for Himself. He will be faithful to drive out anything that does not belong there, and you will find yourself empty again until you let Him fill you.
When God inhabits you, you have something to share with others. Without Him, you will drain others by sucking the life out of them. When God breathes life into you, however, you have something that attracts others to you. You have a joy and an exuberance that makes others want to share life with you.
Ezekiel 37 tells the story of a valley of dry bones. God told Ezekiel to prophesy over them, and the bones began to come together, form tendons, and flesh grew around them. While they became full bodies, they did not have life until God breathed in them. When He sent the breath, however, they arose a vast army! God’s breath gives us power to be victorious over anything that has come to defeat us!
Spend some time with God today, and let Him fill you. Let go of any fear, failure, or burden that hinders you from truly experiencing the joy His presence brings. He didn’t create you to leave you empty and alone. He created you to worship Him and to spread His life to others. Nothing is as fulfilling in your life as His presence! He can protect you, direct you, provide for you, encourage you, comfort you, and empower you like no other. He is the LORD, and there is no other!
Have a blessed day!