Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"No Expiration Date"

     Regardless of how far we progress in our relationship with the Lord, a path of infinite measure stretches out ahead, beckoning us to venture ever further into His glory and wonder.

    "His greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 145:3).

    Boredom exists only in the realm of flesh, where nothing is "unsearchable."  All things of the natural realm possess a shelf life, as it were, concerning their ability to satisfy and fulfill.  "The world passeth away, and the lust thereof" (I John 2:17).  Conversely, no expiration date exists regarding God's ability to serve as the Life of our lives.  Restless yearning therefore indicates our need to look unto the One whose person and work provide the only lasting satisfaction available for our needy hearts.  "
To whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life" (John 6:68).  In the Lord Jesus Christ alone do we find eternal life.  All other possibilities provide merely temporal gratifications that please but for a moment, while doing much harm to our souls if we believe that anything other than the Lord Jesus provides lasting fulfillment.

    God made us to find perpetual contentment, pleasure, and satisfaction in Himself.  He possesses complete confidence in His ability to fill and fulfill us, calling us to discover in Christ an ocean without shore, a horizon without limit, and depths that can never be fully plumbed.  We must grow in the same confidence.  "Thou art God alone" declared the Psalmist (Psalm 86:10).  We must declare the same, choosing to believe that the Maker of our hearts is the life, joy, and peace of our hearts.  He is, and we shall not be disappointed as we turn our gaze away from all imposters unto the only One who can forevermore invite us into delight without disappointment...

"In Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore."
(Psalm 16:11)

Weekly Memory Verse
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
(II Peter 1:20-21)

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