Time with God Daily Devotional by John North

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Time with God - Oct. 14, 2011


Psalms 16:11

You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Meaning in life is found in your relationship with God!

We try to appear happy and confident to other people, but many of us struggle with a feeling of emptiness about our lives. God made us to live lives of meaning and purpose. When we feel empty, we immediately look for a way to remove that emptiness and to fill it with something.

Some people immerse themselves in their work or their studies. Others resort to drugs or alcohol. Some strive for achievement or recognition. It is not only non-Christians who take these paths. Believers also can lose sight of God.

God wants us to know that He has made us to find meaning in Him. Feelings of emptiness should be a signal to us that we need to focus more on our walk with Him. Anything else that we look to as a way to fill up our emptiness is an idol to us. We are allowing that thing or activity to take the place that only God should have in our lives.

God will oppose that misplaced allegiance. You’ll never find the peace, meaning,fulfilmentand wholeness that you seek until you find it in God. But when you truly build your life around God, He’ll meet every need.

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