A Prayer to Make Room for God
By: Alisha Headley
“…I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in.” (Malachi 3:10)
Have you ever tried to fill your coffee cup in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee when the cup is already full? In the same way, have you ever thought that maybe God wants to pour a fresh word, a fresh anointing, and a fresh blessing into us every day, but our cups and lives are already full?
Full of other things, people, priorities, agendas, and worries. Or perhaps it’s just full of yesterday’s old coffee, with no room for the new.
We live in a world of distractions. From the moment we open our eyes, before we can make it into our kitchen to start brewing coffee, most of us have notifications, alerts, emails and reminders on our phone. We have kids waiting for us and their endless demands. Naturally, we tend to fill ourselves up with the world, but God wants to fill up on His Word before anything else.
In fact, just as today Scripture points out, He wants to open a window so wide, directly from heaven, so he can pour out blessings that we won’t have enough room to take it all in. How beautiful is that? But on the other side, how detrimental it is if we have no room for Him to pour it into us?
We must empty out our cups daily, allowing room for God to pour into us with a fresh word. Therefore, when Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6:11, “give us this day our daily bread…”, He was teaching us to do this on an everyday basis. It is something we must be doing daily because God has a new word and a fresh word waiting for us.
The world will try to fill us up with things of the world before we fill ourselves up with the Word of God. Today’s verse is a great reminder to empty our cup, so we can allow the one who made the cup to fill us up first before anything else.
Thank you that you want to pour into us. That you desire to fill us up with you. Lord, you know what bread we need each day and you know the amount we need to be full of you. Please prompt us each day to empty our cup out.
Your Word says in 1 Peter 5:7 to “cast all our cares upon You, for You care for us.” Thank you that you love us in a way like this, that is so indescribable. Today, we pour out all our hurts, concerns, worries, agendas, unforgiveness, and everything else that is filling our cup up today. We ask that you take it all from our hands, empty us out completely. We ask that you fill us with your provision today, your presence, your will, and your purpose.
Fill us up with all of you, so that we can be a light and pour out onto others. We are so grateful for your blessings, and we praise you for being a God of abundance. You came so that we may “have life and live is abundantly.” (John 10:10) Thank you that you want to pour into us so that “our cup overflows with blessings” (Psalm 23:5).
We love you Lord and love that you desire to pour into us each day and that you “take great delight in us” (Zephaniah 3:17). We give you this day, a new day, asking that you fill us full of the freshness of your Word.
Thank you, Jesus, for being the Lord that you are. An overflowing, ever-loving, never-ending God of abundance.
In Jesus’ Name,
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Alisha Headley is a writer + speaker who has a desire to meet the everyday woman in her everyday life with biblical truth. Stepping into her true calling, she left the corporate world behind as a former-financial VP to love on her family as a stay-at-home wifey + dog mama, while also being able to pursue her passion as a writer. Healing from a chapter of life consumed with lies she once believed about herself, she is inspired to point women to Christ to experience the freedom + power to overcome those lies with the truth written in God’s word. In her free time, Alisha enjoys road trips around the country, working out so she can eat her favorite foods, and creatively styling her outfits with a craft for fashion. Alisha is a proud wifey and dog mama living in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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