Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Isa 55:2 ESV.
How many of us spend years in search of the holy grail? We pursue our deepest wants without consideration of the cost. We think if we only could have the life that we want, we would be happy and fulfilled. Yet after we achieve our goals, we find there is something still missing. We are not as satisfied as we thought we would be. In fact, some of us may even become depressed, discouraged, and more dumbfounded.
Yet the solution lies right in front of us. But we are so confident in ourselves, we don’t recognize we are lost in the forest following every trail that comes our way. Instead of stopping and identifying which way is the true north, we keep moving thinking one of these paths will lead us to the promise land.
We spend money not on the essentials of life, but on trying to hide behind the illusion of who we are. We work for the sole purpose of making money, but never seem to have enough. We read self-help books by authors who don’t really have a clue themselves, but know how to market their product to people who are hurting and desperate. While they profit behind their insecurities, their readers become more confused trying to duplicate another fad of the times.
For most of us slow learners, we didn’t realize our condition until Grace overflowed into our lives. We heard about Jesus the Christ, but not until we made the commitment to accept his invitation for a heavenly marriage, did we know what we were getting ourselves into.
If someone told me in my more prideful days that Jesus Christ is the answer I seek, I would have felt sorry for them. But today, I have come to realize that real fulfillment does come by having a real, intimate relationship with heaven and earth’s King. For from this relationship, every blessing that man seeks, every experience that one wants to capture, and every virtue one desires to behold, comes alive.
When one allows Jesus Christ as the center of one’s life, and denies himself so that the Triune God may fully express Himself in and through you, you have come to the place of real fulfillment.
The more Jesus is allowed to live in you, the more you become transformed into his image. The more your character is morphed into a godly fashion, the wiser decisions you find yourself making. You find that these choices are built under the umbrella of God’s favor. The outcome is more than you ever expected from yourself. You are pleasantly surprised and eternally humbled by the experience.
You now realize that the King you serve is more than a Savior. He is the central core of Life. He shares everything he has with us so we may fully experience what it means to be human – the way God intended life to be from the very beginning of creation.
Rooting For You in Christ!
Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
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