I have been starving my entire life and did not realize it. Only in the last couple of years have I realized that my hunger could only be satiated by the bountiful banquet table that God has prepared for me. It has been here all along, only I was blinded to it.
I have felt like a leper of old and believed I had nothing to lose so I ventured out into the enemies camp and partook of the treasures I saw. Only it brought me to deaths door.
Creator God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also put eternity into the heart of man. Ecclesiastes 3:11
Since eternity resides within the heart of all mankind, he no longer has to long – for he is already filled. Only he has yet to experience it. I now know this reality. My longing has been filled. Full to overflow with the beauty of time and eternity – the Creator Himself. He is breathtaking and I want to double my joy in all of Gods grace so I can share it with others.
God asks us to delight ourselves in Him (Psalm 37:4). He want us to rejoice in Him again and again (Phil. 4:4). When we allow all of our emptiness to be filled with His goodness and nature then we experience true joy!
When our back is to the breathtaking beauty of God, we cast a shadow on the earth and fall in love with it. But it does not satisfy. ~ John Piper
Jesus, our gracious Lord, puts it this way. If you try and save your life you will end up losing it altogether. But when you enter into self-denial, and lose your life, you will find HIS life! Mark 8:35. His life is one of abundance and overflow.
My prayer for you is that you will really pursue joy! Don’t settle for anything less….for joy is not the absence of pain but the presence of Christ.
I am radically committed to the pursuit of full and lasting joy! And I am only satisfied and content when my heart and life is bundled up in His entirety!