Jordan For Jesus #023 "God Is More Than Enough (All I Need Is Jesus)" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-08-28 11:14:20
Nothing can truly satisfy the human heart but the one who created it. People are searching for something to fill the empty void in their heart.
They try to fill that empty void with many things of the world that may satisfy them for a time but their satisfaction runs out because everything in the world does not last or truly satisfy.
What the world promises will satisfy looks satisfactory but the truth is that it is only temporary and will leave a person empty, discontent, unsatisfied and insecure. This is why it is important to know the truth of God, so that you are not deceived or fooled.
What people do not realize is that only Jesus can fill that empty void inside of their heart. God created the human heart for Himself. It was not created, destined or designed for the world and what the world contains. We are in the world, but we are not of it.
It is impossible to be of the world when Jesus clearly stated in John 17:16 that we, who are His followers, are not of the world. God is more than enough. People can search the entire world, for all eternity, but they will come up short because there is nothing and no one like God.
Nothing compares to Jesus. He is sufficient for every need. Only He is eternal, and only He will be standing in the end. It is important to think with an eternal mindset. If not, you're only fooling yourself. What you place your satisfaction and contentment in now won't last and you can't take it with you where you are going.
People who place their satisfaction and contentment in the world and people are insecure. Therefore, they always want more and more but it is never enough. This happens because they constantly fill the emptiness in their heart with what they think will satisfy them rather than God who alone is satisfaction.
Because they continue to fill themselves with things that temporarily satisfy their heart, rather than God who alone is satisfaction, the emptiness inside of their heart only grows more empty until it begins to cry out for more of God.
It is only then people begin to realize they need a change and that change can only be found in God alone. Those who place their satisfaction and contentment in the Lord find He is their security because He is more than enough. God knew that people needed something to fill the empty void inside of their heart.
That is why God sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to save the hearts of humanity by willingly laying down His life all because of who He is, love. If you have God who is more than everything and more than enough, what more could you want? Yes, people are searching for something to fill the emptiness inside of their heart, so they can truly live, but what they do not realize is that, in their searching, what they are really looking for is God.
People will not be truly satisfied until they have God and only what God can give them. It is because God created the human heart. It is a process of trial and error. People search and try many things only to discover at the end of their searching all they really needed was God all along.
Everyone goes through this in life and it is a part of life that people end up in a quest to obtain God because everything begins in God, and ends in God.
Slightly Obsessed #192: Heaven Is Calling: Consider Jesus
Some days we can barely hear it. Other days it drives us to our knees. But it’s always there; that persistent tug in our souls. Whether we trudge through our days or chase the stars of fame and fortune, we can’t drown out the cry that sounds silently in the pit of our being, jarring us with its urgency and moving us with its tears.
No matter what you may be going through in life, I want you to know that God's grace is sufficient for you. You may have messed up, you may have failed, you may have gone the wrong direction, you may have gossiped, or much worse, but God wants you to know that it does not define who you are. He does. He and His grace is much more powerful than anything you might have said or done. Grace always shocks. It always amazes, and it always stuns. Grace is what we all need. It's what everyone groping around lost in the darkness needs to know.
Slightly Obsessed #191: You Can Give Others the Gift of Courage
My father lay propped up in the hospital bed, his face ashen against the white sheets. My step-mother and I huddled around him in the cramped space of the progressive care unit in which he was recuperating. He had suffered three heart attacks in the space of one month. None of us had gotten much sleep in the last few days. So far, we had seen little of either the hospitalist in charge of his care or the cardiologist on staff.
Slightly Obsessed #190: A Warbird’s Lesson
On a recent hot July day, we took in an air show in our town. Vintage planes, including a couple of impressive old warbirds, sat majestically on the tarmac for inspection as we darted from wing to wing to find relief from the withering heat.
These planes are still operable, so although some of them were open for people to walk through, the cockpits were off-limits for obvious reasons. No one wanted a tragedy to happen because an unauthorized person tampered with the controls. People who don’t know what they’re doing shouldn’t be in control.
Slightly Obsessed #189: The Calling
The sound must have been a maddening echo that haunted him at first, tormented by the rooster’s crow that mocked his empty proclamation of loyalty. For three days, his faith lay in the grave with the Savior’s body, darkened by the memory of his public desertion.
Slightly Obsessed #188: Freedom
He was shouting “Freedom” as he plowed his car at twenty-one miles an hour into the granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments.
A video posted on the suspect’s Facebook page depicted the man in his car facing the monument as a women’s voice, presumably on a car radio, asked, “Where do you go when you’re faced with adversity and trials and challenges?”
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