When I feel empty…

When I feel empty…

Keep on seeking, and you will find (Matthew 7:7; NLT).

 Praise the LORD! (Psalm 28:6; NLT).

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you (1 Peter 5:7; NLT).

Worship only God (Revelation 22:3; NLT).


Lord,
When I feel empty
And alone,
I seek you out
The very best I can.

And when I’m glad
To be alive,
I praise your name
The very best I can.

And when I wish
I’d never been born,
I tell you truthfully,
The very best I can.

And when you fill me
With your love,
I worship you wholeheartedly –
The very best I can.

Prayer

Prayer 

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the LORD (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’  And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
May your Holy Spirit
Help me –

To seek you
With all my mind,

Love you
With all my heart,

Praise you
With all my soul,

And serve you
With all my strength.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Meaning

Meaning

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17; NLT).

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the LORD (Jeremiah 29:13-14; NLT).

“ ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’  And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
Luxuries and treats
Can’t lift our state of mind
For long;

Shopping and consumer goods
Can’t make our lives
Worthwhile;

For meaning comes
Through seeking you
Wholeheartedly –

And loving
Other people
As ourselves.

Love

Love

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16; NLT).

No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39; NLT).

 

God loves us
Steadily,
Wholeheartedly,
And unconditionally,
Every day,
In good times and bad.

But how do we
Love him?