13 JUL

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

John 1:14

 
What are your eyes fixed on? Fame? The trouble with fame is, it’s one big popularity contest. In order to stay popular you have to keep up with the times. But the times change and so do you. You have to change to fit in and you can forget who you are in the first place. Is this why so many celebs end up screwed up?
 
Maybe your eye is fixed on money. The trouble with money is, how much is enough? There is always somebody richer; there will always be something just too expensive for you to buy. How much does a rich person need? Answer just another penny more. Is this why the saying goes ‘money can’t buy happiness’?
 
Or perhaps your eye is focused on pleasure. One more hit, one more drink, one more encounter in bed, one more ride on the merry-go-round. The problem with pleasure is the heart is never satisfied. Thrills promise satisfaction but soon the buzz is gone and the heart wants more, only this time bigger and better. Is this how addiction grows?
 
Only with eyes fixed on Jesus can we find what our souls truly crave. God made us so God understands what we need to feel alive – really alive.
 
What now?
 
‘You’re addicted to thrills? What an empty life! The pursuit of pleasure is never satisfied’ (Prov. 21:17 TM). The pursuit of pleasure, thrill and success can do funny things to people. Check out Mark Yaconelli’s article ‘To Love and Be Loved’ in this issue of Word 4U 2Day for a look at the lifestyle God wants us to fix our eyes on. 

‘We have seen His glory...’ John 1:14 NIV

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