Sunday, December 03, 2006
Are you still searching?
Life is like a journey, it is my opinion that from young to old, we are ever in the process of searching. Searching for what you may ask? For most people, we are searching for satisfaction and happiness.
Many spend their energy and time on gaining material wealth, thinking that financial security is the answer to satisfaction in life. Others seek satisfaction in friendship, in relationships. And a great number seek satisfaction in pleasure, in the form of food and drinks and sex, and even drugs.
It is my observation that such satisfaction will not last. When we die, all our material wealth will depart from us, even a good relationship will not last, because people may change, and even our loved ones will depart from us when we or they die.
And the pleasure we seek are temporary and may lead us to addiction, bondage, pain and sickness.
Some seek satisfaction in fame and achievement, in intellectual pursuit. But even this will not last forever, when we die one day, all our achievement and glory means nothing, it will fade away.
So I like to suggest that we seek satisfaction in the right thing, things that will last forever. These are the spiritual things.
There is one person in history that promises this satisfaction, He is Jesus Christ and He says He has come to give us an abundant life:
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The irony is, to get this abundant life, you must surrender your life to Jesus. For Jesus also says:
Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
It takes faith to do that, but Jesus will keep his promise to you. What do we mean to lose our life in order to find life? We have to give the control of our life to Jesus, making Jesus the Lord over us. We have to give up things in our life that displeases God. This invitation to an abundant life is open to all, are you tired of seeking so many things in life only to find that it is emptiness? Do you labour with no peace and you have a heavy burden? Jesus says to you:
Matthew 11:28-29 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
You can find rest and satisfaction in Jesus. Click on the link “Do you know for sure?” on the left to find out more how you can begin this abundant life, don’t wait any longer.