Wednesday, May 23, 2012

God Vacuum

If you are new to Barefoot Hippie Girl, welcome.=) Glad you dropped in.
WWoW stands for Wednesday Word of the Week. I try to feature a word each Wednesday that I have come across in my reading that week. A word that I can guess the meaning to, but I'm really not sure. My goal is to increase my vocabulary. I try to define the word and then give examples on where to use it. Hope you have fun learning with me.=)

Vacuous (vac-u-ous) adjective: Void of expression. Devoid of matter, significance, point or intelligence.
Vacuous would be the intellectual way to describe my "fluff and stuff" reads.=) Though using intellectual and vacuous in the same sentence is kind of an oxymoron.=) I think this is going to be one of my favorite WWoWs. Imagine the possibilities....
Origin: 1648 from Latin vacuous "empty, void, free" (i.e.-vacuum). Figurative sense of "empty of ideas" is from 1848.
How about these usages?
1. Though my summer days are schedule free, I don't want them to be vacuous.
2. Our lives will be vacuous without God to give them significance.
3. It is rather depressing to watch my vacuous vacuum canister weekly fill with dirt, dust, food, and hair from our lives.=)

How about the opposite? Full. 
...that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 4:19
These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. John 15:11
...we pray for you and desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 1:9

God doesn't just desire us to be empty, to be vacuous. He wants us to be emptied of ourselves and filled with Him. The cracked pot (2 Corinthians 4:7) that His glory can shine out of.

Emptied that Thou shouldst fill me, a clean vessel in Thy hand.
With no power but as Thou givest graciously with each command.

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