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I See You Looking

As you look, I see you searching for that one thing that can fulfill you.

You look at clothes and try to find the perfect item.

You find it; it looks great. You buy it.

Two months from now, it’s just another shirt or pair of shoes in your closet.

I see you looking, climbing that corporate ladder because when you reach vice president you think you will fulfill your dream.

After 10 years of hard work and sacrifice you finally made it.

Then one year later, you feel unfulfilled and want to be president of your own company.

I see you looking, thinking that winning the lottery will fulfill you.

But the $10,000 you just spent left you wanting more.

I see you looking thinking that a great steak or Chicago-style pizza, or backyard barbecue will satisfy, but hours after you’re full, you’re hungry again.

It’s like the Rolling Stones said: I can’t get no satisfaction.

I see you looking as you walk by our stand. In your head, you are saying I don’t need that. It’s just like I once thought, “That’s for the weak, the stupid, the gullible, because there is no God.”

I see you looking!

Now you are here looking to drink, eat, chill or find that perfect somebody.

Can’t you see these things don’t satisfy forever?

God put eternity in your heart. The hole you’re trying to fill cannot be filled with things or people. You have been on the treadmill of life chasing a carrot just out of reach, thinking—if you got it—you would be satisfied.

It’s a lie.

It is what you are rejecting is the only thing that can fulfill your soul. Nothing is eternal but God. Only He can fill us. It is God who must become a part of your life.

I hope you see now or you will keep searching and, when you die, you will be without Him.

You are like a son or daughter who was adopted at birth and felt things were not right. Then the knowledge comes that you were adopted and your birth parents were out there, so now you are searching.

But God didn’t abandon you.

He made you and loves you and desires that you come home to Him. It was our sin that separated us from God. You were born into it and by choice of your sin you were kept from our loving Father God. So the Father sent His son, Jesus, to bring us back together. He sent Him to take away the barrier between us and Him; our sin.

Since we all have lied, that makes us a liar.

Since we have stolen, regardless of size, that makes us a thief.

Since we have had sex or looked with lust outside of marriage, we are adulterers of heart and body.

Even if we have done just one thing wrong that separates you from God.

Jesus came to live a perfect life; a life without sin. Then Jesus died for all the sins that we committed. He was placed on a cross to be crucified and after three days He rose from the grave.

So for you and I to be complete, we must believe He died for us. Be willing to turn from sin. Believe that He rose from the grave. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and receive Him as your Lord and Savior. You will be forgiven. You will receive eternal life and be restored into an eternal relationship with GOD, your Father.

It all starts with a prayer like this from your heart:

“Jesus, I am a sinner. I cannot save myself. I turn from my sin and believe that you died for me on the cross to take away my sins. I believe that, after three days, you rose from the dead. I believe you are my Savior and my Lord. I now follow you and give you the rest of my days. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

If you have prayed that from your heart and have confessed Jesus as your Lord, your sins are forgiven and you have been adopted into the family of God. You are complete in Christ and have been made a new person.

You are now a son or daughter of God.

Now to understand what God has done for you and the relationship He has with you, please read your Bible and pray to Him. Go to a Bible-believing church to fellowship with other believers. Go out and tell others about Him, as we have you.

Your looking is over. You have found eternal life in Jesus.

S.B.

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