Social media has a way of exposing people’s deepest inner desires. For some, it’s obvious what they crave is to be known. For others, it’s friends. And still for others it’s praise. Everything points to our burning need for something truly fulfilling, a living water that can finally quench our thirst. Everything points to our need for Jesus.
We can chase after all the glory that the Enemy offers, but in the end, it will only slip through our fingers like sand. Nothing in this life is guaranteed except for the love of Christ for those who have accepted Him as their savior.
So let’s not live our lives with our hearts cluttered with the lies and dead things of this world, but with our hearts filled with Christ, the living water that can quench our thirst. If we make those dead things the center of our lives, then when they perish, we too will perish. But if we make Jesus the center of our lives, then we shall not perish but find everlasting life. #faith #testify #love #God #joy #strength #holyspirit #peace #encouragement #biblescripture #bible #faith #awesome #hope #scripture #sin #verse #verseoftheday #testify #jesus #jesuschrist #teaching #message #peace #heaven #faithfulness #praisethelord #kindness #heisfaithful #good #life #prayer #praise
Hi there! Just a heads up: I'll probably post sporadically this week since I'm pretty busy getting ready to move away to college soon. Let's hope my nonexistent time management skills becomes existent once I'm at college. 😊❤️
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9
Jesus, the Great Physician, lists the grim symptoms of this disease: “out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander” Matthew 15:19
So, though your heart will try to shepherd you today, do not follow it. It is not a shepherd. It is a pompous sheep that, due to remaining sin, has some wolf-like qualities. Don’t follow it, and be careful even listening to it. Remember, your heart only tells you what you want, not where you should go. So, only listen to it to note what it’s telling you about what you want, and then take your wants, both good and evil, to Jesus as requests and confessions.
Jesus is your shepherd. Listen to His voice in His word and follow Him. He is the Truth, He is the Way, and He will lead you to Life.” John 14:6 —John Piper (desiringgod.org)
Every human being born since Adam (except Christ Jesus of course) has inherited Adam’s sin nature. (Romans 5:12) Because we are ALL children of Adam everything that God tells us to do; we do the complete opposite. Everything that God has revealed to us not to do; we say do it. Only the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross can take care of the Adamic Nature, Sin, and the Law. We are then identified with His death by being buried with Him, and we identify with His Resurrection being raised from the dead with Him, a “new creation”. #BibleStudy
Glory to God for His Mercy and Grace. “The Gospel” 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 1:16.
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