Friday, June 1, 2007

ANOTHER WORLD


Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. ok-ok--OK, OK--- It's a TIGER--(-but you get the picture!! :-)

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)



If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world!....C.S. Lewis


We were made for a heavenly world with glorified bodies- where there will be no pain, no tears, no lies, no hurts nor wants. We were made and created for an Eternal Life and fellowship with our Creator.


Is it any wonder that here on Earth what seem to be our most perfect and happiest times still leave us in some (many) ways unfulfilled? We have a Hole in our hearts- an empty space that is longing for something to fill it. (Nature abhors a vacuum- and if we don't fill it intentionally- "someone" will fill it with the wrong stuff for us!) We try to fill that hole with Love, adventure, money, drugs, acceptance--whatever- but there is only one key that will fit the lock on our Hearts' door and open it up to be completely filled.


Jesus is that key--and God is the Filler-upper. Top off your tank--Just allow Jesus to be Lord of your life and follow Him. Slowly, that hole, that emptiness, hoplessness, despair, anger GUILT, despair, boredom, addiction, pride---those strongholds will lessen and you will become free from all the traps and lies of the enemy who comes but to "Steal, Kill and Destroy! If he can't keep you FROM God, he will certainly try to make you as miserable and ineffective as possible here on earth!

In His Service,

John