I am a straight forward type of gal… and today I am going to save you some time. All the time. All the time, because I am so over seeing valuable, tender-hearted, loving, capable people like yourself waste time because you keep feeding a sincere craving a boat-load of junk food. And to be quite frank a sincere spiritual need doesn’t want your crap candy dear lady, a sincere spiritual need wants legit sustanance.
You can try with buying clothes.
You can try with gaining social media likes, shares and comments.
You can try with being busy.
Some people try with being the best mom they can be.
Others try with building businesses or monetary success.
You can try with attention from the opposite sex.
Maybe your thing is sports, movies, books, academics, Netflix binges, food, or friends….
I am not sure what your thing is, but it is all straight-up bull-crappery. You can try, but your attempts will come up short each and every time. There is no diamond pretty enough, man/woman hot enough or accolade grand enough to fix the craving.
Only Jesus can satisfy your thirst. It is a call to know Him, and be known by Him. From the beginning of time all of mankind has longed to fill the empty spaces on the inside. God made us to need Him with a silent longing that just won’t quit until it is quenched.
Going to Him, talking to Him, listening to Him, obeying Him…
He is the only TRUE satisfaction we will ever have. He must be the source of your identity, worth and value. There is nobody who will love you as He does. He has formed and crafted the most intimate parts of your mind, will and emotions. The Bible calls you His masterpiece, His workmanship. If He made you, He is the One who knows how to touch the places in your heart that need/have to be touched, repaired or reconstructed. He is the only source of our true and deepest satisfaction. The other stuff is all icing, He is the cake. It is great to be in love, dress cute, dominate at what ever you dominate at… but until you put Him first, its straight-up sugary fluff. And, ask my 8 year old daughter, eating all icing makes for a really upset tummy and rainbow puke is still puke no matter which angle you look at it from.
See, He is the One that is gentle, patient, and present. He is the One that has seen you at your worst and loved you the same. I am not talking about just as a spouse may see you.. with bad hair, morning breath and "hangry". I am talking about, AT YOUR WORST. You know those moments you thank God happened before social media was a thing, or those thoughts you are so grateful you never voiced? The worst, most sinful, selfish, evil version of you.. was seen, yet loved and longed for. He is jealous for you, craves you, and beckons you to come.
The One who created the tides, the solar system and the breath of a new born baby. He is the One who says... COME. Oh, I want you to know HIM! I want you to know the freedom He brings. You don't have to be bound by your own insecurities anymore. You can abandon yourself completely to Him, just as you are, and He will satisfy your deepest needs from the inside out. It is for freedom alone that He has set us free. So, grab your Bible, hide-away... spotify some bethel... and know Him. He will meet you there... and you will come out with a little more assurance of who He is, who you are, and whose you are. Game changer friends, game-freaking-changer.