Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Are you living for God? I know the title of this message sounds like it's accusing you, but honestly this is a self-examination post. The reason why many of us feel empty or feel like we're not living life to the fullest or something is "missing" is because we don't put God first.
Yes, we may say we're Christians or believers but is God really first? Proverbs 19:23 states "The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble." Fearing the Lord has many benefits; not only does it keep you from falling into sin, it gives you hope and a purpose. Proverbs 22:4 also says "By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life." God said that if we love Him we will obey His commandments, and The Bible also states that His commandments are not grievous.
I believe the more we follow God and God's ways the happier we will become. For example in Psalms 34:10 it says "The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." So people who seek the Lord they won't want any good thing whether that be cars, more money or even a better relationship. They will rest content in the Lord.
I think that is why many people are sad because God is not first. Of course you can do other things to better your life but what helps is putting God first because God is our source of True Happiness.
Do you think that the root of a lot of our unhappiness is that God isn't first in our lives?