After Adam and Eve sinned, sin took off on a greedy rampage, seeking to steal and destroy any good thing. Not wanting to leave us to our own demise, God sent his only son to save us from sin and its destruction.
John 10:10 says, The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. (NLT) Christ came to free us from a life full of heartache and pain. He came so we may have life and have it abundantly.
My pastor once said, “Christians often live life eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, when in fact, we could be dining on steak.” After all, we are no longer dirty beggars, we are children of the King.
Ephesians 3:20 says, Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. Through Christ, we are given an inheritance. We are promised a blessed life, a life more abundant than we can even imagine.
Psalm 103:1-5 says, Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
God is the only one who can forgive our sins, heal our diseases, redeem us, and renew us. He is the only one who can satisfy our desires. Often, we look to the things of this world to satisfy our wants and needs. However, the things of this life will only leave us disappointed and unfulfilled.
When we look to food, relationships, money, or power to satisfy our desires, we will always be left longing for more. God promises that only in him can we be truly satisfied.
If you’re living less than satisfied, look to God. Read his word and find encouragement in his promises. Find a verse that speaks to you, write it down or frame it, and remind God daily of his promise to you. The Bible tells us God is faithful to keep his word, and as you read his promises, you will find satifaction in knowing he is able to provide all you desire!
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