Recently, these verses took on some new ideas for me.
I am a wanting factory. I want my way.
I want to be noticed. I want new stuff.
I just downright want.
This is a clear indicator that I need Jesus more than ever in my own life. I need Him more than I realize I need Him.
You see, when this message truly connects and it gets inside of my heart and not just my head, I truly will be a transformed man.
When Jesus is the end all be all in my life, I no longer have to make “my wants” a priority any longer because Jesus takes over those wants.
When Jesus becomes the ROCK of my life look where he leads me.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:2-3)
What is sad is that I have read this, and I get it in my head, but I don’t make war on my own sinful nature the way I should, so, therefore, I tend to lack in the area of still water moments.
You see if this moves from just head knowledge to actual heartfelt application in my life, even when all hell breaks loose in my life, I won’t lose control. I don’t lose heart. Even when I’m walking through a dark valley in my life I don’t lose hope. Why? Because I’m no longer looking to this world, to myself, to my family, to my spouse, to anyone other than Jesus Christ for fulfillment.
And likewise, the moment I step outside of this alignment that the Scriptures outline is the moment that I lose the joy of the relationship with Jesus. Why? Because I’m looking to other things and people to bring me lasting joy, and that is a burden that they were never meant to carry.
When Jesus is our end all be all. We won’t want near as much!
He is more than enough!