Sep 24 2012

The Next Big Thing

If you're always looking for that next big thing to make you happy, it's nothing new. It started with Eve. 

It hit me yesterday at church when my pastor said something about her.  How God told her not to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, but she chose to listen to her own voice instead. Her own desires instead of what God declared what was good for her.  She thought maybe she knew better on what was best for her.

Maybe you can relate to that, and maybe you are always striving towards that next big thing to make you content.

Thinking...if I could be a size 4, if I could get the kids in the right school, if I could just get that house on the corner, meet the "Right" person for me, If I could just retire...then I would be happy. What ever your desire is that you think woud fulfill you.

If I had _________ then I would be happy.

It's all tempting, it's our desire and it's bad fruit.

It makes me want to say, "NO Eve NO!" I don't know about you, but I've grabbed a lot of bad fruit and learned the hard way that the only thing that will ever quench my thirst that I have for contentment is a relationship with God.  You can have that now, to the full. You don't need to achieve your desires first, or be full.  Come as you are.

"The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)." John 10:10 (Amplified)

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Sep 20 2012

Food doesn't Fulfill

If you’re NOT on diet today…you’re in the minority.

Saw this article saying that the average woman spends a staggering 17 years of life trying to loose weight.

It makes you think and wonder why you can’t be satisfied.

Here’s a theory:  You could be filling yourself up the wrong stuff.  A cheeseburger or slice of chocolate cake may work for a minute, but it’s not permanent.

The only thing that I have found that permanently fulfills me is my relationship with Jesus.  He’s my rock.

When I loose my way, and reach for that chocolate cake, or rely more on a friendship to fulfill me then Jesus, I pray this prayer:

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