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This part of the site features monthly devotional thoughts by the Association's Chaplain, with the goal of encouraging Signal Corps OCS Graduates to be exceptional in their lives and to live life at a higher level. Our current Chaplain is of the Christian faith, so naturally, his devotionals are fashioned around his Christian beliefs. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and can be offered directly to the Chaplain by eMail at:

by LTC (R) Max Holt, Class 02-67

March 2013


There’s a God-shaped hole in every person.
Only He can fill it!

LTC (R) Max Holt - TodayLTC (R) Max Holt

One day a little boy accompanied his mother to the super market and as they entered the large foyer there were the typical children’s games and toys to keep the kids busy. The boy ran over to the electric horse and got in line with the others, waiting his turn. Beside the horse was a set of pay scales where one could put in a quarter and receive the ‘bad news’ in front of everyone around. A huge man stepped upon the scales and put in his quarter, not noticing the Out Of Order sign taped to the side of the scales. As the little boy watched, the indicator on the scales started up and stopped at 50 pounds. With wide eyes the boy looked at his mother and said, “Look, mom, a hollow man!”              

As I look at Christians today, I see a lot of hollow people. To be honest, there are times when I feel a little hollow myself. That feeling usually hits me when several things are true; when I fail to maintain a special time alone with God, when my prayer life falters, when I get too busy to worship, or when other things take priority over spiritual things in my life. I talk and counsel with a lot of people, mostly Christians, who are trying to fill hollow places in their lives. They sometimes try filling those places with things that don’t satisfy for very long. Have you ever been to a Circus or State Fair? Remember the Cotton Candy? They give you a HUGE portion of that fluffy stuff and when you start eating it you notice that it immediately disappears in your mouth; there is very little substance there. Once I took the whole serving of Cotton Candy I bought and wadded it up the size of a golf ball! It is never as filling as it looks initially!             

I have discovered that in order to really get filled up you have to choose carefully the things you consume. Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” It is amazing how the Spirit can be more filling than any physical thing you include in your life. If you really want to know what being satisfied is all about, ask God to fill you with His Spirit and begin to fill your life with more substance that you ever imagined.

 Common Sense Application

1. Step One of being filled with the Spirit is to choose an eternal relationship with God. Reread these scriptures to ensure you understand the process God established by which we become Christians. I like Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-10 & 13, and I John 5:11-13. If you’ve never truly accepted Jesus as Savior and you seriously want a right relationship with God, do so right now. Pray to Him; confess your sins and ask for forgiveness, ask Jesus to come into your heart and be your Savior, thank Him for saving you and then ask Him to help you make Him Lord, controller, of your life. 

2. Step Two is to change the priorities you have for your time; include more scripture and prayer in your life. Make time each day to get alone with God so He can impress His will upon you. 

3. Step Three is to fill your life with quality Christian friendships in a group or atmosphere where Christian values and principles are the primary focus.


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