I remember when my son first started watching TV and really understanding what he was seeing. The reason I knew he understood was because every day when I would come home from work he would tell me about some new toy he wanted. I had never realized how many commercials and advertisements we are exposed to every day. My son was young and impressionable so with each new commercial promising to make him faster, jump higher, be stronger, and more handsome, I was constantly getting begged to buy him just one more thing. When you live long enough, you begin to realize there is always something else to buy, yet no purchase can ever really satisfy you. It may make you happy for a moment, but then you are on to the next thing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-material possessions. I have things and I want things.
This is simply a reminder that there is only one thing that truly satisfies us: a relationship with God.
We were created to live in relationship with Him. In Genesis it says, “Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the garden”. That’s the void humanity has been trying to fill since leaving the garden – a walk with God. We think money will make us happy but there are thousands of rich people that are miserable, and fame won’t do the trick either, plenty of people achieve fame yet feel alone. Real satisfaction in life comes from a personal relationship with the God that created you. That relationship is possible through Jesus. If you don’t know Jesus, you can! If you do know him, will you still join me in this simple, yet powerful prayer?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me of my sins. Take my sin and by your grace, I take your righteousness. I make you the Lord of my life. I give you all that I am. I hold nothing back. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.