Satisfaction - Monday, January 16th 2017
"For I am like those who gather summer fruits, like those who glean vintage grapes; there is no cluster to eat of the first-ripe fruit which my soul desires."
Each of us looks for something to satisfy our souls. In fact, companies and advertising agencies know this and have set out to convince you they have what you desire. The truth is that after all the colorful ads and convincing sales tactics, the product is temporary and will leave you right where you started - empty. The good news is that there is someone who loves us, and what He offers will never fade away.
Micah 7:7 "Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me." NKJV
You see friend, this world will offer you everything under the sun, but what it cannot offer is lasting hope, forgiveness of sins and an abundant life both now and forever. This only comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ. He alone hung on the cross so that we could be freed of our sin. He alone rose from the grave, defeating death and securing our eternity. He alone can satisfy our soul. Like Micah, if you are searching for "fruit which my soul desires" then look no further than Jesus. Nothing on this earth can even compare to Him.
Life Lesson: We will not find solace for our emptiness from the world no matter how much we look.
I am tired of looking to this world for satisfaction. Lord, I desire to know the fulfillment that comes from a relationship with Jesus. Father, forgive me of my sins and wash me clean of all unrighteousness. Fill me with Your Spirit and help me to seek You first above all things. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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