June 20, 2005
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Over 30 years ago, the Rolling Stones sang it. They’re grandparents now probably, yet they’re still rocking and rolling, and singing: “I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried, but I can’t get no satisfaction.” That line in the Rolling Stones song seems to be the common experience of people everywhere today.
I’m referring to those who have tried almost everything—possessions, pleasures, relationships, religions—in search of happiness and fulfillment, but their search has been meaningless. More people than you know, even some Christians, are empty because they haven’t found their fulfillment in the person of Jesus.
Jesus is the only one who can quench the thirst of the human heart. You were made for God—specifically for Him. Augustine, the great theologian of yesteryear, said, “Our hearts are restless, oh God, and we will not rest…we will not be satisfied until we find our rest in Thee.”
Over the next several days, I want us to go one-on-one with Jesus Christ—person to person, heart to heart, life to life. In the accounts of Scripture when Jesus spoke to multitudes, He had an incredible way of communicating and delivering the Word of God whether it was standing in a boat, on a hillside, or in someone’s home.
Masses of people would come to follow Christ. He would bring them up close to Himself even though there were many of them. He didn’t just speak to the multitudes, but He also spoke to individuals. Some of the most powerful messages that our Lord ever gave were delivered one-on-one.
Every time we speak the Word of God, there are individuals who God has singled out to hear it and believe it. It could be that these next few days of messages will be divine appointments between you and God, where He is singling you out so He can speak directly to your heart. I believe the Lord is here right now ready to meet you at the point of your needs and ready to change your life. Are you ready to be changed?
PREPARE YOURSELF TO MEET WITH THE LORD ONE-ON-ONE,
SO YOU CAN EXPERIENCE A LIFE CHANGE.