Everything God made is good. God wants us to enjoy life, people and things. However, people, and things can not fill the void. People can leave, pass on, and betray you. Things can wear out and fail on you. However, God is eternal and he can satisfy you when people and things run out. God will never fail you. Traveling, going to concerts, shopping, drugs, drinking, and sex can only give you a temporary high. Some even have bad side effects. However, when you spend time in the word of God and in worship/praise, it gives you a high that will satisfy you forever. God changes you for better.
1 Timothy 6:17 CSB Version: 17 Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.
I was empty as a child up until I was 19. I had information about Jesus and performed church duties, but I was miserable. I didn’t know who I was and lived in the shadow of other people. I was depressed, miserable, and judgemental. No matter how much I traveled on road trips with my family, entertainment, or clothes my parents ordered for me to wear to church, I was still miserable. I even had thoughts of suicide. I believe it was my parents and church prayers that stopped me from self destructing. I got a wake up call from my brother about my attitude . I cried out to God for help and my journey began. I have joy because I know who I am in Jesus. No matter if I am dressed up or dressed down, I am wonderfully and fearfully made. I discovered assurance of my salvation and do not need things or people to fill the void. God’s word, praise/worship, and prayer gives me satisfaction. It is more than just words off a page in the bible. I experienced the bible I am reading. The journey has some speed bumps but the reward is greater, It is an exciting journey when we have Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us into all truth.
The Woman At The Well
Jesus came to a well of a Samaritan woman and offered her living water so she won’t thirst again.
John 4:15-27 Amplified Version15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not get thirsty nor [have to continually] come all the way here to draw.” 16 At this, Jesus said, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 17 The woman answered, “I do not have a husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I do not have a husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the man you are now living with is not your husband. You have said this truthfully.” 19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I see that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews say that the place where one ought to worship is in Jerusalem [at the temple].” 21 Jesus replied, “Woman, believe Me, a time is coming [when God’s kingdom comes] when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You [Samaritans] do not know what you worship; we [Jews] do know what we worship, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ—the Anointed); when that One comes, He will tell us everything [we need to know].” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you, am He (the Messiah).”27 Just then His disciples came, and they were surprised to find Him talking with a woman. However, no one said, “What are You asking about?” or, “Why are You talking to her?” 28 Then the woman left her water jar, and went into the city and began telling the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done! Can this be the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed)?” 30 So the people left the city and were coming to Him.
Some of us are like the woman at the well even though we are saved. We jump from relationship to another relationship. We use drinking to get a buzz, sex, traveling, concerts, people(friends/family) business, achievements, money and things to fill the void in our lives. When you are by yourself are you miserable, lonely, hurt, have low self esteem, and depressed. We should draw from God’s power and learn our identity through his word. Praise and worship in spirit and truth of God gives you joy in the full capacity. We were created to worship Him.
If you are not saved, admit you are a sinner, ask God to forgive you of your sin, confess Jesus is Lord, believe in your heart that Jesus was raised from the dead and then you are saved. Begin reading your bible and ask God to lead you to anointed leader who can guide you in your walk with God and mentor you. God wants us to enjoy life because He gives us things to enjoy. However when you have a relationship with God you can be at the lowest and darkest point in your life and still be satisfied because you know God is with you. Philippians 4:11 easy read Version: 11 I am telling you this, but not because I need something. I have learned to be satisfied with what I have and with whatever happens.
Looking for the next thrill but only God can fill!
Prayer: Lord thank you for your spirit living on the inside of me, I repent for allowing people and things to fill my life leaving me empty. I draw from the well through praise/worship in spirit and truth. I draw from the living water through being still and knowing that you are God. I spend time listening, meditating and reading your word because it is spirit and life.Thank you for giving me all things to richly enjoy. No matter what state I am in, I am content because you are my Shepherd I want for nothing. God you are all I need. You are my joy and the source of my life. I lift my hands in total praise to you! In Jesus name! Amen!
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