A lot of us as believers have been tricked by the devil in believing living a life for God is boring. It is causing a lot of us to be tempted into the life of sin. Remember, the devil wants you to take the bait so you can miss eternity with God. We know from the previous blog that the devil is the Father of lies, a thief that kills, steals, and destroys. The devil does it through our minds and through the airwaves of media, because he is the prince of the power of the air. God gives us all things to richly enjoy. However, in order to get everlasting and great results we have to do it the kingdom way.
Ephesians 5:18 HCSB Translation: 18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit.
Getting drunk only has a temporary high with negative side effects: hangover, doing things that are shameful and self destructive which you will regret later. God’s high is everlasting. We are created for the supernatural. That is why people get high or drunk because there is a spiritual void. It was a guy I went to high school with that always came to school high. One day he said he went to church and experienced the presence of God. He said it was a feeling he couldn’t explain. He said it was better than getting high. Everyone started laughing at him saying he was probably high again. They were right: he was high off the presence of God. I have experienced it and there is nothing like it. Deliverance comes. Boldness comes. God reveals secrets and dreams to me. I have my own heavenly language. It is an exciting and amazing journey. We can deal with many challenges that come our way when we are on a spiritual high. We are spiritual beings with different gifts and abilities. Stay filled with the spirit by being in the presence of God, and spending time with Him to tap into the supernatural realm..
John 7:37 Message Version: Jesus took his stand. He cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Rivers of living water will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in me this way, just as the Scripture says.”
People are thirsty for something higher but drugs, alcohol, or sex will not quench our thirst because we are spiritual beings housed in a natural body. Only God can satisfy us. Psalm 34:8 says taste and see that the Lord is good. We have to experience Him for ourselves by hearing, reading, speaking, worshipping, and spending time alone with Him. There is nothing like it. God gave me the blog through spending time with Him in worship. He spoke to me. I obeyed Him. As I was sleeping, God told me to do a blog. Now, I have an online store with phrases to encourage and uplift people. He is still revealing things to me concerning inventions to encourage people. I am grateful and amazed at the goodness of God.
Living for God doesn’t come without sacrifice. However, God sacrificed His only Son for us. Any movie or television show without any obstacles, showing everything going good all the time, is boring. The good news is God is with us through every challenge if we lean, trust, and hold on to His goodness. When things get hard, we can count on God to see us through.
Matthew 11:29-30 King James Version: 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The woman at the well in John 4 is an example of filling a spiritual void through several relationships with men.
John 4:13-18 NIV Version: 13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”17 “I have no husband,” she replied.Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
Only God can satisfy your longing soul better than a marriage or a relationship can ever do. Please read John 4 in its entirety. The woman at the well went and told others about Jesus. Once you are free and experience God for yourself, you can tell others about the goodness of God.
Solomon was also someone that realized at the end of his life after having many women, wealth , and wisdom that it was all vanity. Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1 that he has seen everything and that there was nothing new under the sun because he did everything he desired. In Ecclesiastes 8:15, Solomon concluded that the best thing in life is to enjoy people, the fruits of your labor, and most importantly to love God. This is truly living: making God first, enjoying the fruits of your labor, and enjoying people.
The exciting journey has begun, living in the Son!
Prayer: God I thank you for creating me for the purpose to glorify you. Nothing can satisfy me like you can. I repent for filling the spiritual void with things that can only give me a temporary high. Every challenge I encounter I give it to you because your yoke is easy and burden is light. God I put you first, enjoy the fruits of my labor, and enjoy people. A life without you God and your spirit living in me is meaningless and all vanity. I taste of your goodness God, and walk in the supernatural. I give you the glory and honor! In Jesus name Amen!
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