Monday, February 18, 2013

Word of the Day.... February 18, 2013


 But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives.
1Timothy 5:6


If we live for pleasure, we will never find it. The fact of the matter is that living for pleasure is one of the least pleasurable things that we can do. You only have to look at celebrities to see this is true. 

I mean they seem to have it all. Everything the world finds value in.  Youth, money, celebrity, power, the nicest homes, cars, and anything and everything you could ever wish for.  Or do they? You just have to look at the magazines in the supermarket to see they are miserable and searching.  A new love interest every week, taking drugs, or drinking until they pass out, searching for the next best guru who might give them the satisfaction they are searching for.  You only have to look at the long list of celebrities who have committed suicide or have died as a result of their lifestyle. Living the “it’s all about me” lifestyle.  There is such an emptiness in living only for yourself.

The older I get the more I realize that everyone is searching for the same thing….Love.  Real lasting forever love!!! That will never leave you, never betray you, will always see value in you, and will love you with all of your flaws.  We all search for it and it is amazing what we are willing to give up for that worldly kind love. That kind of love always leaves you wanting...  No Guru, work-out, cosmetic, significant other, possessions or success will ever fully satisfy you. 

 We live in a world of instant gratification, where nothing is ever quite good enough.  That is because we live in a world without God.  Like the woman at the well in John 4.  Jesus told her that all who drink from this water will be thirsty. "But anyone who drinks the water that I give them will never thirst again.  In fact the water I give them will become a spring of water in them.  It will flow up into eternal life".

It wasn’t until I found Jesus that I realized He loves me just as I am. He is the lover of my soul and He has shown me what real love is all about.  He loves us with an agape love. Agape is love which is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself. The apostle John affirms this in 1 John 4:8: “God is love.” God does not merely love; He is love itself. Everything God does flows from His love.

It is because of His love that we are able to love others. Be smart like that woman at the well and ask for that water that will never leave you thirsty again! Taste and see what the Lord has...It is Simply Heavenly!!!  God bless you!!!

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