My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the LORD.
To live in America is to be continually bombarded with advertisements. Although annoying at times, these distractions do serve one useful purpose: they incessantly remind us how dissatisfying life is apart from Jesus Christ. The unregenerate man continually searches for the latest gizmo on the market, hoping that it will finally bring lasting satisfaction to his empty soul. There always seems to be something newer, bigger, or faster—like a carrot dangling before his eyes.
Maybe you too have found yourself caught up in the striving of this culture. Perhaps you have been looking again to circumstances, relationships, material possessions, or even ministry to fill the holes in your heart.
Run back to Jesus, my friend. Abide in Him and allow His everlasting love to consume you. As you rest in your Father’s arms today and allow Him to meet your every need, your heart will once again rejoice in complete contentment. For “my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain
Las Vegas, Nevada
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men . . .
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
You know, missionaries have always been seen as birds of another feather. And maybe in some ways it’s true. But when it comes right down to it, we all have wants, dreams, and desires. As God began tugging at my heart to serve Him in Colombia, South America, the question arose, “Will I obey?”
For a missionary, the hardest adjustments aren’t so much changes in food, language, or culture. The most painful thing is leaving family behind.
One day before my departure, my father said to me, “Hallie, the Indians in Arizona need Jesus too; why do you have to go so far away?” I answered him, “Daddy, if I wasn’t absolutely sure of eternity, I could never leave. But I know this life is but a breath, and what is eternal lasts forever. We have all eternity to be together.”
May we always keep that hope, and may our treasures always be in Him.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21 NIV
Calvary Chapel Golden Springs
Diamond Bar, California