Monday, July 15, 2013
Do you have a void feeling in your spirit?......look to Jesus!
Greetings to you all. What a wonderful summer day we are experiencing here on Whidbey Island. The sun is shining and it’s going to be in the high seventies possibly eighties today. When summer arrives on Whidbey it’s such a great time to be outdoors and just enjoying nature. I am posting a photo of some little visitors we had in our backyard this morning, what an awesome way to wake up in the morning to find these adorable fawn grazing in the yard. We are so blessed to live here because we see God's beauty each and every day.
So today I also wanted to share something with you that I personally have experienced and wondered if perhaps you had as well. It’s an empty feeling, a sense of void in your spirit, that I have felt from time to time and not known what exactly it was. This happened to be before I encountered Jesus and now I realize just exactly what it was. But back then I sure didn’t, and felt such an unsatisfying empty feeling it’s very hard to describe.
It's like standing standing in front of the refrigerator and you take a peak inside and you are trying to find out what you would like to eat. Ever had that happen? Sure you have, we all have. You are not looking for anything specific but you know that you are hungry and want something that will fill the longing in your stomach. Seems that whatever you choose, it won’t take that feeling away, because it’s not the emptiness in your stomach that’s really bothering you, it’s the emptiness in your soul.
Whether you are looking for satisfaction of food, career, possessions, even relationships, our souls are constantly trying to get satisfaction. But the bible says that nothing in this world can fill that void. God created us to love Him and to have a relationship with Him. He also placed a deep yearning within us for Himself. We may not understand what it is when we are feeling dissatisfied in our inner souls. That is why we sometimes seek fulfillment with worldly substitutes, but disappointments and disillusionment are sure to follow.
We have two choices of menus here, one is Satan’s menu and the other is God’s. Satan’s menu of course is long, filled with lovely enticing things that seem to promise gratification and pleasure. Included in these things are instant gratification, riches, prominence, relationships, acceptance and recognition. It certainly looks like the good life but do not be deceived, it’s a deception. On the other hand God’s menu is simple and short, with only one item on the menu “Jesus”. He is the only one that can fill that void.
If you have not found that satisfaction yet, and are still seeking something to fill that void, turn to Jesus! Make Him your highest priority and spend time getting to know Him. He is the only one that will satisfy – believe me I know first hand!
Blessings to you and enjoy your summer!!!
Posted by Mary Gaines at 10:31 AM