Sunday, July 14, 2013

Spiritual Longing

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, GOD has set eternity in the hearts of men (mankind), meaning by design, He woos men and women to Himself with a spiritual hunger that only He can fill.

There is a spiritual longing in all of us. We run after the questions of life --
Why are we here?
What is our purpose?
What is the meaning of life?

I believe this is a created hunger for God and we will search everywhere till we find Him.

There are many places we search for answers. We discover what religion says. We look to government and education. We seek power and peace through meditation. We try astrology, mediums and psychics. We seek out raw foods and essential oils. We want our dreams interpreted. We try meditation, yoga, Reiki and other means of centering our souls. Yet, our hunger isn't satisfied. We continue to search out new ways to fill the emptiness and squelch the questions.

Don Richardson wrote a book called Eternity in Their Hearts: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World.

A universal hunger? Universal stories? Interesting to think about.

Jesus tells us if we seek, we will find. If we ask it will be given to us. And, if we knock, the door will be opened to every spiritual truth you hunger for. *

And, Jesus also tells us that He is the bread of life; anyone who comes to Him shall not hunger, and anyone who believes in Him shall never thirst. **

What are you seeking? Do you experience a longing for more? What do you think of the idea that there is a vacuum within each us that longs to be filled? Could it be that eternity is woven into the very fabric of who we are?

I hope you will investigate Jesus. He came because of love for you and for me. Ask. Seek. Knock. I know you will find His peace, forgiveness, grace and Truth. He alone will satisfy your spiritual hunger and thirst.

Eternity is for everyone, but you do need to choose your destination.


Casting Crowns - The Well:

* Matthew 7:7-14
**John 6:35

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  1. I absolutely love your reminder to seek and find what God has put in us!

    I remind my audiences that our talents and gifts in life have been placed inside of us so that we may follow those yearnings, hone them, and use them to bless others. I believe far too many people are seeking to find joy in the things of this world--when all they have to do is find that joy inside--a package of true joy that is just waiting to be opened!

    Thank you for your beautiful insight into His Word.


  2. You articulate it beautifully, Kimberly. Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to share your thoughts.

  3. We all have things that we long to know and understand. It's when we actually take the time to investigate the possibilities that we find the answers we seek.

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thank you, Susan for stopping in and sharing your thoughts. I was just looking at your blog--so true with all the bombardments of commercials. My hubby and I were just talking about the old commercials and how we can still sing the jingles. Such a powerful media!! I appreciate your insights

  5. Thank you so much for posting this, Jeanne. Isn't it amazing how people try to fill this God-shaped hole with everything under the sun? But God designed it to be filled with Him alone.

  6. Thanks for your comment, AmyG. So true. He is the One who satisfies. I have to watch myself, thinking that I can be filled other places--like facebook LOL

    the counterfeits will never cut it :)

  7. We had a little lady in a church we attended who was a saint. She would often stand up and say, "I'm living with eternity in my heart." I'm sure she's living in heaven today. Thank you for a well-written yet also heart-tugging post.

  8. Thanks for sharing that, Pamela. I love the image of her saying that!! Assuring and hopeful--passing along her joy.


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