Friday, May 13, 2011

how much it must grieve the heart of God to look down upon his children and see so many who haven't tasted the joy he brings...
too busy finding satisfaction, though meagerly filling, from the things of this world.
created with immense capacity and need for Christ's joy, we amble along thinking we're doing all we should...
it's become a checklist for us...
how sad that our relationship with the creator and lover of our souls has been reduced to something like that!

however, we shouldn't be fooled to think that our seeking of joy should be simply to fulfill our own happiness!
it's when we find joy in HIM that we are completely satisfied... ONLY then.
but the most awesome part of all this is that God is the one who's being glorified in our joy... not us!
when we experience full and complete pleasure, we soon realize it can only come from him.
this, in turn, pushes us to no other end than glorifying Him...
our God is glorified when we are full of HIM...
before we know it, even the simplest pleasures point us to the heart of a holy God..
everything is from God and should drive us to our knees in praise!

he gives us joy because it makes us deeply happy...
but his chief end is never to glorify man, but to glorify Himself.
how shameful that we fall short of understanding that freeing fact

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