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Filling Your Day

“The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” John 4:14 NRSV

MP900177742[1]What will you turn to to fill your day? You have hours and hours to fill. Maybe some will be filled with work and other responsibilities. But what about the rest?

Besides that, what are you going to use to calm your worries and put your concerns to rest? What are you going to turn to fill the holes and hurts inside of you?

Those are the questions asked by today’s video. In a sharp and poignant way, it MP900178066[1]questions whether the things we take in each day really satisfy our hunger and quench the thirst of our souls. Please click here to view the video.

Then turn to Jesus. He’s the only one who gives the water of life!

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Real Satisfaction

When vacations fail to renew you. When movies fail to entertain you. When your work fails to inspire you. When your relationships fail to fully satisfy you…there is Jesus.

He is the one who never fails, who never lets you down, who never disappoints!

Take a moment and click here for a wonderful video from Dayspring that reminds us Jesus is the only one who can satisfy the deepest longings of your soul!

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Satisfied?

People are never satisfied. They are always looking for something more than what they have. Proverbs 27:20 (paraphrased)

MP900400653 I want more. I am never really completely satisfied.

Maybe the writer of Proverbs is right. Maybe wanting more is part of human nature. Perhaps never being satisfied is the way God made us.

If we can’t help wanting more, then the real question is, what are we trying to get more of?

Some want more stuff to satisfy selfish and sinful desires. Usually, the more they get, the more they want. In the end, their their pleasure driven pursuits become more like chains that weigh them down.

Others are driven by a longing for truth, and a desire to walk closer to God. They spend their days pursuing their passion for loving and serving the Lord. Happy business man with other business people walking besides himTheir pleasure comes from growing in faith and in the knowledge of the Lord.

So wanting more is not really the problem. The problem is whether that  desire drives us closer to God, or to self-centered indulgences.

Jesus made it clear that no one can serve two masters. One will be hated, and the other loved.

If the write of Proverbs is right, and we can’t shake our desire for more, then we need to direct that desire! We need to invest more time cultivating our faith, and nurturing our relationship with God. We need to spend less time in selfish pursuits, and give ourselves wholeheartedly to God!

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