Thomas Chalmers on addiction recovery: "The only way to dispossess the heart of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one."
Nature abhors a vacuum. We are going to fill our lives with something. The void in our lives can't be left empty.
When our children were young, part of what we tried to do as parents was not just to say no or take something away from them, but we tried to give them something better or point them to a more compelling activity.
I am struck by the quote from Matt Papa that says, "we worship our way into sin, and we must worship our way out of it.''
The old affections must be replaced by a greater affection for Christ.
So let's not just stop doing stuff, or we may fall back into an even greater addictive behavior than before.
Instead let's find the momentum of God's power to renew and transform our lives,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
May God's love fill the void in your life and mine in 2013
Satisfied in Him,