God’s Solution for a Longing Heart
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2: 9)
Many people admit they have not experienced what they thought they would when they first became a Christian. The cry of their heart seems to be, “I must know something I don’t know.” Well, has the kingdom of God been over-advertised or is it only that it has been under-believed? Has the Lord Jesus Christ been over-estimated or has He only been under-trusted? I firmly believe that the kingdom of God could not possibly be over-advertised nor the Lord Jesus Christ over-estimated.
My friend, all the difficulty and the doubt of what God has told us in His Word arises from the fact that we have under-believed and under-trusted. This causes that spiritual and emotional distance we can feel deep down inside of us. The Holy Spirit uses this to set us searching God’s Word to find the solution for a longing heart.
You see, in the Lord Jesus Christ, there is a deep and lasting peace and comfort of soul which nothing earthly can disturb. It belongs to those who by faith embrace what has already been provided for them in Christ. Let me ask you this question: are you this day truly resting in Him Who is your all-in-all? Take a moment to reflect on this statement, “You are in Christ and Christ is in you.” The Bible says this is true of a born-again child of God. If this is true, you have need of nothing. All of your needs have been met in Him.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ… (Ephesians 1: 3).
The key to this is appropriation. You must exercise child-like faith in what God has already provided for you in Christ Jesus. Keep your eyes on Jesus, my friend, not on the things of the earth. Remember, when Jesus died for you He also died with you. This means at the cross you were immersed or baptized into Christ. If you are in Christ and He is everything, what do you really need? Christ and Christ alone is all that you need. Rev. Chris S. Hodges is the President of Abiding in Christ Ministries and has been a speaker at America’s Keswick
Keswick, America’s (2012-12-13). Real Victory for Real Life Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 4403-4427). . Kindle Edition.
Think About This: There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. Charles Kingsley
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. Proverbs 11:3