Why Go Elsewhere?

Do you ever feel thirsty?

Longing for satisfaction that you just can’t seem to find?

The Lord keeps reminding me of something I so often forget: He is the One I really need; the only One Who truly satisfies.

low angle photography of brown wooden dock at golden house

Photo by Flash Bros on Pexels.com

The One Who is always there for me, waiting for me, with open arms.

The One Who loves me more than my wildest dreams.

The One Who cares more than we could ever dream.

The One Who longs to hold us, wash our stains and free our hearts, when we surrender, turn from sin, receive His forgiveness and give our lives to Jesus as our King.

God has been taking me on an amazing journey of showing me something of His love for me as Father.

man in black jacket beside boy in pink jacket holding plush toy during daytime

Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com

And it’s incredible. He’s incredible.

I’m learning, again and again, that the Father’s arms are the place we have been craving our entire lives.

He’s teaching me that His love is the deep, satisfying love we have all longed for… and counterfeits always ultimately elude us when we look anywhere else.

The One Who is always waiting for me… now… to realise He is there, waiting for me to receive His love.

And, though I won’t always necessarily feel it (it’s deeper than just feelings), it is true. He loves me.

And to remember that, in the end, all my heart is truly searching for is Him… and through Jesus, He is already mine!

I think that could make life simpler. No more endless searching when you’ve already found the true Answer.

Only more of Him.

Drinking more deeply from the endless sea of eternal Love.

We listened to a message last night on the Samaritan woman in John 4. She was looking in the wrong place for satisfaction- in relationships that kept letting her down and leaving her more empty, broken and thirsty. What she really needed was the living water Jesus wanted to give her all along… when she came to Him.

’13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”’ John 4:13-14

I was reading through Ephesians recently.

I got stuck here:

‘And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.’ Ephesians 3:17b-19

Whaaaatt?!

Wow.

Why go on searching anywhere else when I can know LOVE THAT IS UNCONTAINABLE?! When I can be satisfied with GOD?!?!

How sinful my heart is! How often I forget!

‘“For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.”‘ Jeremiah 2:13

Again and again, He reminds me that nothing else truly satisfies apart from Him.

’25 Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
26 My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.’ Psalm 73:25-26

‘You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.’ Psalm 16:11

Lord, help me remember that all my heart is truly searching for is You… and You are already mine! 🙂

(God gave His Son, Jesus, so that we can be forgiven from the sins that keep up from Him, be cleansed through what Jesus did on the cross and be brought back to the Father’s arms. Without Jesus, we all face the judgement seat of a righteous, holy God… and the eternal punishment we all deserve. That all changes when we come to Jesus, turn from wrong, receive His free forgiveness and surrender to follow Him as Lord of our lives. That’s the way to find the Love we’ve been craving all our lives… the way to knowing God, and the way to eternal life with Him). 🙂

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Advertisements