Oh, friend! He has been showing His goodness, grace, holiness, nearness, and reality so much lately. My heart has been falling more deeply in love with the One I need so desperately.
He is matchless.
I could talk about Him for hours, but there are 4 precious realities that I want to share about Him that have been bringing so much joy to my heart.
1. Is real -
He is so real. He wants to be real to you. The things He says in His Word about Who He is are not just words on a page, they are reality. He wants to make Himself so real to you and is working in your life for this purpose. We can watch each day for Him to reveal to us the reality of Who He is as we walk with Him through the day. This is a prayer He delights to answer.
How is He real to you?
2. Only satisfies -
Jesus alone is the satisfaction of the vacuum in our heart. He will not allow you to be satisfied in anything else. He is always wooing you to Himself. He alone can satisfy the longing He created. We can respond through running to Him for our joy - through prayer, time in His Word, walking with Him each moment, and making Him the object of our love and pursuit. As we do, we always find the reality of this verse, "He satisfies the longing soul..." Psalm 107:9
Where are you looking for satisfaction?
3. Wants your heart -
Oh, how He wants your heart! He made you for Him and He will never stop pursuing your heart. This is such faithful love. He wants your heart more than your words or your hands. “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me."' Matthew 15:8 "For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6 He will not let you settle for outward actions - He wants your heart. And you can be so glad - when He has your heart, you are satisfied and He is glorified. When your heart is His, all that flows out is worship.
Is your heart with Him?
4. Calls you to an endless journey and romance with Him - He invites you to enjoy and embrace this personal relationship of love with Him that touches every area of your life. Every day of this life until we step into eternity is an opportunity to walk moment by moment with Him - learning His heart, understanding His Word, being knit more closely to Him. All you face serves to make Him more precious - the trials, victories, and everything in between. Life is so full of purpose, anticipation, and joy as you open your eyes each morning to a new day of walking with and knowing Jesus more!
Will you walk with Him today?
These are precious realities that have been filling me with so much joy. I pray they will do the same for you.
Friend, as you receive His grace to embrace Jesus as your reality, satisfaction, heart's treasure, and purpose in living, your heart will love Him more and we can declare together:
"There is none like you, O Lord, and there is no God besides you..." 1 Chronicles 17:20
Jesus. No one compares.