"An Emptying by God's Grace"
Of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. (John 1:16)
It is a grand thing and a source of tremendous strength to come to the same position as that of Christ as Man, where we know that boundless heavenly resources are available.
I think we only come there progressively, and not all at once. We only come there by the way of discipline – discipline which takes the form of bringing us to an utter dependence.
It is an emptying, but not an emptying and a breaking down as an end in itself, but one which is accompanied by that grace of God – that graciousness of God – which, when we are empty, He makes His fullness to abound.