December 8

Written by Bill Grandi on December 8th, 2018

I have been given Christ, and in being given Christ, I have been given life.

  • I don’t need to search for meaning and purpose.
  • I don’t need to search for identity.
  • I don’t need to look for something to give me inner well-being.
  • I don’t have to wonder if I’ll be loved.
  • I don’t have to wonder if I’ll have what I need to face life today or tomorrow.
  • I don’t have to worry about the future.
  • I can know beyond a shadow of a doubt I won’t be left alone.
  • I don’t have to worry if I will be forgiven.

The reason all of those are true is because I have Jesus. I don’t have to chase after  empty things. I don’t have to crave those things that won’t last. In the OT it talks about the empty wells and broken cisterns in describing what the people of Israel were pursuing and what their lives were like. While we/I may enjoy things on this earth-a relationship, an event, a place-it will never bring me the satisfaction I crave. That is only found in Jesus.

“Father, may I seek you and only you. Help me to realize that all my cravings here, all my strivings and significance, all my desires for meaning in life-can only be satisfied in You. I have been given Jesus. He is enough for me to have life.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Hi, Bill! Yes, we are back from our lovely retreat in the mountains, so I’m back here, too.
    When we make Jesus the desire of our hearts, we need not lack for any good thing.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Welcome back Martha. Have missed your daily visit. Glad you had a wonderful time with Danny.

  2. Ryan says:

    Bill, you express my thoughts as well this morning… The question I ask myself and will continually ask myself… If I don’t have to, then why do I spend so much energy trying to? An area I will likely never stop needing to grow in.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      It is a constant question and struggle Ryan I will grant you that. And an area of constant grace.