I walk in to a sanctuary with heavy burdens and worries. I join with fellow believers in a time of corporate praise of our God. What happens in this passage of time that I press pause on everything else and join the choir around the throne of God; my life is filled. All of a sudden it occurs to me that every word He spoke was true. He takes my burdens and gives me rest (Matthew 11:28), I am transformed by the renewing of my mind (Romans 12:20). Death has no sting (1 Corinthians 15:55), and I will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
You don’t need a next big thing to fix you. There is no event horizon to advance to. No station in life, no significant other, no degree, no friends, no material possession, no set of principles or rules; absolutely nothing in this world will satisfy you and fill you. You were created to be loved by Him. Until you walk in this love you will be empty. We are wicker baskets outside of a relationship with Christ. No matter how much your pour in, you always return to an empty state.
I will boast of my God, not for anything I have done, for God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) but because of the good standing I have with my heavenly Father in Christ by grace through faith He has saw fit to bless me. (Ephesians 2:8) What is that blessing? Well it is multi-faceted and covers every bit of my life at the cross, here in time, and in eternity; but I will give you a snippet of it right here:
Part of that blessing is being able to live in a land where I may freely join with other believers and praise God, more than that though is a little hand. A little hand inside of mine. That little hand connected to a daughter of God that He saw fit to place in my care. He has trusted me to train her up in the way she should go. (Proverbs 22:6) What an honor and a privilege, let no man neglect the rearing of the little one’s that God has entrusted him nor cause them to stumble in coming to know Christ. Think on this father’s, Jesus said it would be better for you that you sleep with the fishes then face those consequences. (Matthew 18:6)
The Lord wants you to enjoy this life, please understand you can’t truly do that without Him.