Life with God. It’s an everyday thing! I’ve been challenged recently with this. Jesus didn’t die on the cross so that we could occasionally go to church on Sundays but forget about him every other day! That’s not how we were made to live!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everyone is looking for something to satisfy them. Everyday you search for something to satisfy you – to give you joy, even if it’s just for a little while. There is a void in everyone’s heart that we need to fill – we feel empty if we don’t. So we search for something to fill it. We try to find it in popularity, money, fashion, boys/girls, parties or drinking. It’s all over social media – the world tells you that you need to find happiness within yourself. That if you just eat healthier, look skinnier and try not to care what other people think of you, you’ll be happy and you’ll find the satisfaction you are looking for.
Well, I’m here to tell you that none of those things will satisfy you completely. None of them will fill that void. Sure, they might satisfy you for a short period of time, but it isn’t long before you will go further to search for something bigger to satisfy you. So you work more, diet more, buy more clothes, go to more parties, hook up more and get more drunk to try to fill that void. It won’t work! The ONLY thing that will satisfy you fully and completely is Jesus Christ! That is because we were MADE to be in relationship with him. We were MADE that way with a void in our heart that ONLY GOD can fill!
We need to be in relationship with God every day, not just on Sundays if we want to have that satisfaction. And not only does it give us satisfaction when we spend time with him, but other people also miss out on what God has for them if we aren’t spending time with him ourselves! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out! I’ve been there. I’ve tried to find my satisfaction and my worth and my identity in other things. Trying to remain happy every day doesn’t work for long on your own. The more you spend time with God, the more you want to spend time with him and the more you are satisfied. It’s an everyday thing!