Thursday, June 18, 2015

The pace of our lives sometimes can seem to just be so intense that nothing we do can alleviate any of the stresses and pressures. The noise in our lives is really difficult to walk away from, and many times it is self induced noise! We are addicted to our devices and our social media.  We have to always be connected on some level.  The bad thing about social media is that it gives us a false sense of community. 

We think that by being apart of this type of community we'll find some type of meaning or peace, but what really happens is that we end up worshiping this community, we look for approval and when it does not come we feel a major let down, and depression will follow. 

The goal of a Christian's life is to place our focus and our eyes on the King (Jesus).  And many times that is easier to say than actually do, nevertheless it is something that is needed.  Look at Psalms 23.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
When Jesus is our shepherd and our guide the only thing that really brings satisfaction is Him, and if we're satisfied in Him the rest of the things in this present world really fall short.  Look where He takes us: 

 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name's sake.


HE RESTORES OUR SOULS!  How many of us truly need that to happen?  I know I doAnd when our souls are restored and satisfied in HIM we begin to walk in and on paths of righteousness.  In other words we begin to follow right standards.  We live this life as it was intended to be lived.  

Following Jesus and making him our foundation just makes sense!  He brings peace that lasts.  He brings true satisfaction in a world that is longing for something authentic.

 

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