By: Morne Stephanus – www.moralcom.org
The World is searching, searching for something. Some are searching for riches others for glory. Some are frantically searching for the next high, living a life dedicated to the desires of the flesh. There is no satisfaction in their endeavors and no outcome that will comfort their minds and satisfy their souls. The world is looking for the wrong things in all the “right” places. For those of us who have been adopted into the family of God by obedience to the Gospel (Galatians 3:26-27), the search is over.
In Christ, we have found everything we need. The Lord promised us the abundant life (John 10:10) and this promise is fulfilled in every facet of pure Christianity. In Christ, our physical needs are satisfied by the promises, precepts, and providence of a God who cannot lie (Psalm 37:25, Galatians 6:9-10 & Matthew 6:33).
Our spiritual needs are satisfied by the mercy of an all-compassionate God (2 Peter 1:3 & 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Furthermore, our future home in heaven is secured by and in the Captain of our Salvation (John 14:1-3 & 1 John 5:11). Truly the Christian’s life is one lived in satisfaction, rooted in peace and wholesome pleasure. Brethren our search is over, we have found in the Lord what the world is still looking for and don’t know they need. To God be the Glory! So, considering this fact how are you portraying Christianity?
Do people see you content in the Lord and rejoicing evermore (Hebrews 13:5-6 & Philippians 4:4)? Or are you still searching for something you don’t know you’ve already found? Sometimes we forget and need to be reminded that Christianity is not a good life it is the good life. It is a life filled with immense joy, peace, and hope.
In Christ, we enjoy the godly pleasures of this world (1 Timothy 6:17) and when all is said and done we will enjoy the pleasures of the next (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18). Folks are searching frantically for something to satisfy their souls. In Christ, we have found that satisfaction. Therefore, let’s show it to and share it with those who have not.