8.11.08

Hello All!
This next post of pictures is really just fun. :) It's of our time here on the Island at a sweet little park where we looked at Fall foliage and had a lovely walk.. then of our new undertaking of a project to build an addition to our concert hall up here. It's been exciting because God has just miraculously been providing for it and giving us amazing weather for November! Haha So Praise God. =)
But before I go on to the pictures... I just really feel like I should share something with you...
How Jesus just wants to give you life! We in society are being constantly bombarded with all kinds of things that are leaving us empty-- more like, filling us with a heaviness and depression and emptiness that is almost tangible. We keep going to things for fulfillment, like more music, more entertainment, more alcohol to dull the empty feeling that results from these things, and drugs to give you a short, blessed lift trying to escape from the deadness dragging you down.
But the music just brings you down more.. the shows and video games bring you down... the drugs wear off and leave you far worse than before... these things still don't satisfy this horrible lifelessness. ......... your mind feels dulled and nothing truly gives you pleasure anymore.... so you've decided that there is no point in life- everything is hopeless. Even at the best the world has to offer- being in a business or at the top of a major corporation... then the best things you get are a huge house with more empty space to fill with things... expensive dinner parties that are still just food and alcohol... but you're still just an empty, lifeless person. Why?

Because, we were made with souls. Our bodies can be filled with all types of things and our minds, our hearts with passions and desires.... but our souls are left empty and desolate, not filled by anything except perhaps, the life-drying, death music you fill yourself with.....
Thus, that huge, gaping,empty void that we all feel constantly.
Now, we need something more. We need a Love that actually satisfies, a "fix" that actually fixes, a mender for our broken hearts, something that will give us a reason to live quick before we despair and just do away with our lives altogether!
This, my dear friend, is the point when you need to kneel down (yes kneel, you're in desperation, remember?) and call out to God- the only One Who really knows you- and ask Him to reach down and take hold of your life, to pick up the pieces that used to be your whole heart, and mend them, making you new.
Enter Jesus- Lover of your soul - (that huge gaping void that your relationships, music, tv, alcohol, and food couldn't fill)!
Jesus will run to you the moment you call to Him because He has seen your struggle and emptiness and longed to help you, but you had never asked before. And if you never knew to ask, then that's why I'm telling you this now! Jesus will fill you to overflowing with LIFE and JOY! He will give you a knew meaning to life!
A man named Charles Spurgeon once said about Jesus: "How encouragingly He preached of life given to men (and women) dead in sin, life through the living water that becomes a fountain in the soul! "
And look what Jesus Himself said (one of many things):
"If anyone is thirsty (parched by now), let him come to Me and drink. For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in Me." (John 7:38-39)

When you have an encounter with Jesus, He will fill you to bursting with this intense joy! You'll just want to keep spending time with Him and suddenly all the other things that you were seeking will seem so dead! Just ask Him, "Lord Jesus, if You are real, please come into my life... please forgive me for turning to everything before turning to You.... and please fill the void in my life and give me a new purpose to be alive. Thank You Lord!"
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So there you have it. I'm done now though this is only the beginning! May Jesus Christ be your source of joy and peace and fulfillment in your life!
God bless!
In Christ's love, Miriam

1 comment:

Victoria said...

That is so amazingly true. I wish I could explain this to my friends to help them and point them to Jesus.

I just can't describe the amazing joy in my heart now!! I really can't. I've never loved anyone so much or felt loved!

God is marvelous. Really. I hope people can see that by my life. I really don't worry about things anymore that much, because God takes care of me, and this is coming from someone who had panic attacks multiple times a day for years. Situations aren't that much better, actually kind of worse in some aspects, but I don't care. Earth isn't my home, I'm not going to try and get too comfortable.

Ah, anyways! God bless you, I love you lots! :)