Psalm 42:2 (NIV)
“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”
We as humans long for something more. I know personally, there is always something that I have a desire for that I think will make me “happy”. For example, if I can get a new haircut and color, I will be happy. The truth is, this fleshly desire only brings temporary satisfaction. In a week (if that long) I will have my mind on the next thing I “need” to fill the void.
Isaiah 55:2-3 (NIV)
“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you,my faithful love promised to David.”
The void that I speak of is the hunger that was placed in our hearts for God. We were born with a desire to have a relationship with Him –– it took me a long time to realize this. For years, I thought men, drugs and money would fill this void. Everyone has something different they turn to. What do you turn to?
God wants us to turn to Him for fulfillment. How do you turn to God –– by putting your faith in Him. It sounds so simple doesn’t it? Well, it is! Don’t get confused, I said it was simple, not easy. Those are two different words. Simple means: plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation. We must recognize that only God can fill the first step. The second step is surrender. You must surrender the fleshly desires that you use to fill your “void”.
Isaiah 45:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
“For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is no other.”
I want to leave you with this thought: What do you presently turn to for fulfillment? What’s currently on your mind that you think would make you happy? Let me end with this prayer:
Lord, I thank you for this wonderful day. Bring to light whatever it is that I use to get gratification from other than You. Holy Spirit, I ask that you bring it to my immediate attention the next time I place something before You. I know that You are the only One who can truly fill this void. Thank you for Your mercy and grace. I love you, Lord. In Your name I pray.