Yet we who have this spiritual treasure are like common clay pots, in order to show that the supreme power belongs to God, not to us.
(2 Corinthians 4:7 GNT)
Most of us have experienced the anxiety of worrying about running out of gas because of the "low fuel" light on our vehicles. In my car, I am able to see how many miles I am able to go before needing to refuel. I am almost ashamed to admit it, but the number as been as low as "0"!
In our walk with the Lord, "running on empty" can be a good thing. When something is empty, it has to be filled. Sometimes we feel empty in a spiritual sense. This can be for a number of reasons - less time reading the Word, less quiet time with the Lord, or even being poured out in ministry. When our spiritual tanks are empty, we can allow the Lord through the Holy Spirit to fill us with Himself.
As believers, we are common clay pots, but we have the Spirit of the Lord filling the emptiness inside. It is best this way so that God can be glorified in whatever we do and the credit goes to Him and not us.
If you are "running on empty" today, ask the Lord to fill you. By doing so, you will find that He will give you the strength to do His will and He will be glorified through you.
"I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. We must be emptied before we can be filled."
- Dwight L. Moody