The Answer To Your Deepest Longing

Life is a huge part of what we’re about. Being debt free, being wealthy even, is pointless if you don’t have Life. People look for Life in many things…wealth, relationships, possessions, status, reputation, image, etc. When people don’t have life some try to escape it, leaving a trail of addiction and brokenness.

If we’re honest, we have to admit there’s an ache in our souls for something more. As C.S. Lewis stated, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

When Beth & I started this blog, the goal was to promote financial wisdom, and to simply be honest about how God intervened in our lives and changed our story. But the more I write, the more this becomes about God. He is the story, and he wants you to be free…not just financially.

David, while King of Israel and probably one of the wealthiest people on earth, wrote to God in Psalm 63 that “my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you…your love is better than life…my soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods…” And to this day our souls are longing for God.

So there wouldn’t be any confusion, Jesus said very clearly, “I AM THE LIFE” (John 14:6). It says elsewhere that “He who has the son HAS LIFE; he who does not have the son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:12).  He is the “Author of Life” (Acts 3:15). Jesus is the satisfaction that you’re longing for.

Every road you take looking for life is a dead-end unless it leads you to Jesus.

I’m not pushing religion. I’m just trying to give you the answer to your deepest question. Beth and I don’t consider ourselves religious; we’re just in love with Jesus.

In one sentence, here’s what I’m trying to say: When the ache in your soul reminds you of your need for a savior, remember Jesus.

He is always inviting you into relationship with him. He says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” And when your soul is hungry remember his words: “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

3 Responses to “The Answer To Your Deepest Longing”

  1. Christy Says:

    Simple but yet so powerful. Thank you for the much needed reminder!

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  2. John Curiale Says:

    Awesome post Wes! John 14:6 is not so popular these days but the necessary truth if people are going to find true life!

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  3. Wesley Says:

    I agree John, some people use that verse to call Jesus’ words exclusive and/or closed minded. I prefer to call it just being clear. If my family is coming to visit, I’m going to give them my exact address (1234 Main St) so they know how to find me…not a vague generality of where I love (just drive south and you’ll be sure to find me, as long as you drive very sincerely).

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