Apr
14
2012

What’s In Your Diet?

Ever feel completely alone and unfulfilled?  Feel like nothing you do has any real meaning?  You can’t seem to fill the void in your life.  You can’t find peace or rest.  Many of us are on a lifelong search – a search for something that fills the emptiness inside.  We often look to the things of this world to find it.  We seek everything, every relationship, every experience in this world but I promise you will never fill the emptiness with the things of this world.  There is nothing outside of a relationship with our Lord and Savior that can fill the emptiness inside.

So how do we have a relationship with God?  Well I have GREAT NEWS!!!  You don’t have to go anywhere to be with God.  Our Father is already with us.  We are His temple.

1 Corinthians 3:16

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Unfortunately a lot of us are in bondage chasing after the things of this world.  We are too busy consuming the short lived empty pleasures of this life that we lose our appetite for the things of God.  We are overwhelmed, always out of time running from one place to the next and find ourselves living a life without any real meaning.

If all you ever eat is “The Good Life”, if all you ever do is seek what the world has to offer then all you will want is what the world gives.  Thankfully God has something infinitely better.  If you start to seek God first you will develop a daily desperation for Him.  You will thirst for God.

Psalms 63:1

1O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is

Instead of compartmentalizing our time with God we should live with an ongoing unending awareness of His presence in our lives.  Whatever we do we should do it in the name of Jesus.  He is always with us – guiding, comforting, convicting and speaking to us.  When we have constant communication with God we will truly understand His goodness in our lives.  We will become desperate for His power, His Grace, His forgiveness and His peace.  A supernatural peace that goes far beyond our understanding.  Let’s have a day with God.

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About the Author: Matthew Johnson

You know some stories are fiction. Some would say my life is a fairy tale, but it is real. My Lord and Savior has blessed me beyond measure with an amazing wife (she is my best friend), four beautiful children and an incredible church family.

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  • Matthew, I enjoyed this. I only recently learned this “quest” for worldly things was all-consuming. That race so totally pushed my God back to make room for the “trash” I once saw as treasure. Worldly possessions. So vain. A close relationship with God…so SUSTAINING. I did this trek topsy-turvy. In my “hindsight” I see my error. Till my last breath, I hope to be in communion with Him, serving Him, reading of Him, hearing of Him, SINGING of Him.

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