Thursday, August 1, 2013

A God shaped vacuum!

Ask, and it will be given unto you; seek and you will find. 
 Matthew 7:7

French physicist, mathematician, and philosopher Blaise Pascal
 ( 1623-1662) said: “ There is a God shaped vacuum  in the heart of every man which only God can fill through His Son, Jesus Christ.”

We try to fill this inner void for a variety of reasons:

·         We long to be loved.
·         We want to be blessed.
·         We feel empty.
·         We want to be clean.
·         We want to be happy.
·         We long for meaning and purpose in life.

But sometimes we don’t come to God to fill this inner void in our hearts.
We seek in the world not in the word and we drifted away from the source of everything we need in life. We fill our hearts with substitute gods.
It reminds me of my vacuum cleaner. Its job is to vacuum the dust and small particles on the floor. But if I use it to vacuum dirt that it does not suit for its purpose, then it will be destroyed.
And so with our hearts if we fill them with things that should not be there.
God’s love should be in our hearts, not hate, envy, or lust. God will truly fill our God –shaped vacuum with Himself if we truly seek him. Then our hearts will be overwhelmed by love that it will flows to others. How about that? Awesome!

Ask, and it will be given unto you; seek and you will find. Matthew 7:7

O taste and see that God is good
To all who seek his face;
Yea, blest the man who trust in Him,
Confiding in his grace. – Psalter

“Man’s heart was made to be God’s home”



  1. Naku, tama po kayo jan Mommy Joy. Dapat ang laman lang ng ating puso ay kabutihan at iwaksi natin ang kasamaan. Mabigat masyado sa dibdib kapag puno tayo ng poot at galit.

    A person's most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help.

    Have a blessed day po!

  2. Nice words fiel-kun;) thanks for your comment with wisdom and inspiration:)

  3. “Man’s heart was made to be God’s home” these words said it all ate... :)

    i'm so much inspired with this post.... na kahit we experience pain, bukas puson pa din nagmamahal sa kapwa, laging kabutihan ang iniisip sa kabila ng hindi magandang nangyayari sa atin.

  4. eto na naman ako at nahahalina sa mga kuha nyo pong pictures .. maganda talaga sa pakiramdam kapagka alam mong nakakawa ka ng kabutihan at nilalayuan ang kasamaan .. mas napapbuti at mas mapapaayos ang buhay mo ..

  5. ang cute ng mga pics...lahat ay gakamay lang... another good read from a loving mother of blogosphere...

  6. God-shaped vacuum in our hearts...
    Yes, perhaps only God can fill that vacuum!

    Very nice capture... I miss having fun with pictures:)

  7. That's a favorite scripture passage of mine (Matthew 7:7)... Your words and photos fit that passage perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Nice Framing Ms Joy...very artistic ang mga shots!

  9. Such a beautiful thought and analogy... Diane

  10. Hi, Joy. Terrific first photo. Your post reminded me of St. Augustine's words - there is a vaccuum in our hearts that only God can fill.


  11. Ay, ano ba ang sinabi ko? Inulit lang kita. Siguro, antok na ako. :-))

  12. Ms joy be blessed as always!!!!!!!! Kakaiba to sa mga kuha mo before

  13. Nice pictures. Felt peaceful and God's love reading this post. God bless you.

    1. Thanks Rajiv. God bless you too:)

  14. empty your heart, release all regret, pain, anger let go of everything,
    and let god in to it cause he is all you need!

  15. A beautiful message to start my weekend with a beautiful mother nature scenery. Thanks for reminding us again. Joy, all your photos are pro.I love it.

  16. great post.. :)We look for things that we think will satisfy us.. pero it is the love of God ang nagpupuno satin. :)

    hmm..palakihan po yung font..:))thanks! Godbless.


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