Welcome back!! The Lord laid something on my heart to blog about yesterday. Yesterday was a busy last day of school for us and then I had a momma/daughter afternoon with my girls. :) Last night I had a chance to write a little..and this morning I was able to finish it. I really hope you are blessed, challenged and encouraged by these posts that Jesus lays upon my heart to write.
Philippians 4:19 (NIV) ~ And my God will meet all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
The only thing that can truly fill you completely..fill an empty hole or void inside, is Christ and Christ alone. Do you look for someone else to fill a void when you should be looking for Christ Jesus to fill that spot? Most everybody has at one point or another in their life… People will never meet all of your needs. If you are looking for a friend, or even your spouse or significant other to fill an empty spot in your soul…you are going to be disappointed and you are also setting the other person up to fail. It just isn’t possible for you to have complete peace and joy apart from God.
HE is the only one that will never let you down.
Do you find yourself putting your hope in how others make you feel? How is that working for you? It doesn’t work too well for me….Jesus Christ is the only one who is and always will be consistent in His feelings toward me. He loves me no matter what. I am extremely blessed to have a husband, children and whole family that loves me..but even they can let me down ..even though they don’t mean to. Do you see what I am saying? Even the people in your life that treat you extremely well will do things( even though they don’t mean to) that will rub you wrong or hurt your feelings, etc..
When we depend on other people for our happiness..joy..peace..and contentment, we are putting God second. If you are an authentic believer in Christ, He HAS to be 1st. If you feel lonely or let down in a relationship with someone..GOD wants to be that someone who fills the void inside. In fact, the Bible states that anything that we put before our relationship with our Heavenly Father is an idol. According to Scripture, we are to have no idols before HIM. When we base our joy on anything other than Christ, that becomes our god or idol.
Exodus 20:3 (NIV) ~ You shall have no other gods before me.
Don’t get me wrong, relationships with others here on earth are very important and necessary. They just should never take the place of your relationship with your Savior Jesus.
~ Depending on someone to make you feel good about yourself all of the time is just unrealistic..unless that someone is Jesus.
~ People will let you down whether they mean to or not..God never will.
~ Because of the fact that we all have different personalities, up-bringing, views, and opinions, it is impossible to be able to please someone all of the time. (people..not Jesus)
~ When you are able to surrender it all to God, and completely put your trust in Him..then you will begin to look to Him alone to fulfill your needs (emotional needs especially).
I hope you see through all of this that I have written that Jesus loves you and can meet every single need you have. I hope you know that you don’t have to feel alone..He is waiting for you to run to Him. He never leaves us..we leave Him. He never walks away..when we do, He is right where we left Him. Let Jesus love you..let Jesus meet all of your needs.
I am praying for every single one of you that reads this…God bless you all!
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