second thoughts

“So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel. And Elijah came near to all the people and said, ‘How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.”
~1 Kings 18:20-21~

This world is not enough for me, friends. By saying that I know I risk sounding ungrateful, but this is just the simple, sometimes painful truth.

It came to me recently that pretty much every dissatisfaction I’ve ever had comes from a NEED to worship GOD with every ounce of my being.

Everywhere I look the world is flawed and imperfect. No person, no experience, no place and no thing is perfect enough to satisfy this need.

And yet here we must live until the day we die and then we finally meet the Lord. I was wondering too lately if the nearly universal human fear of death is really just a subconscious fear of having to stand before God. A perfect God demands perfection, and we, as imperfect, do not measure up.

But in Jesus we have all the perfection we need, and in Him there is nothing in this world left to fear. As rightly thankful as we are for what we have now, what we have been promised, what we who are in Christ now eagerly await, is a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

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