Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What Are We Lookin’ For?

We’re all looking for something, aren’t we....
Some are lookin' for love, 
some are lookin’ for a break;
some are lookin’ for direction,
and some - meaning;
some are lookin’ for significance, 
and some just want a good time.
There is a great deal of meaningless activity that goes on in this search for that “something” that will fill and give joy.

There is truly, I believe, only one thing that will fill that longing in our hearts; God’s Will.  
God Will for each of our individual lives is actually what our souls are seeking.  The gift of the Spirit has been given to each person who belongs to the Family of God, and he will help us find what we are really looking for, and what we desperately need ... Gods Will.
Jesus tells us in John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
We need a Helper to teach us. 

And Galatians 5 tells us “walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each over,...”

Jesus tells us that it is the Spirit who gives life, and that our flesh is no help at all. (John 6:63)
See, we are all looking for something, but as the old saying goes, are we looking in all the wrong places? Wouldn’t it simplify our lives if we focused on seeking one thing, Gods will?  
And do we really take the time to look at our days and the things that we are striving after and ask ourselves if it is of the flesh or the Spirit? If, as the above verse says, the the Spirit gives life, wouldn't it be reasonable to say that the things my flesh strives after only brings death?  

So many of us are burdened and weary.  I think that the source may be in the “what” that we get caught up in striving after.  Jesus tells us “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt. 11:28-30).  What is His yoke?  Might it be as simple as seeking and doing Gods will in our day to day lives?  
What are you looking for sweet one? 
Jesus says “Come to ME”.
Take up His yoke and let Him lead you.  
Pray that the Helper would teach you to seek the LORDs will for each day. 


  1. Thank you Shonni for this today, what an encouragement from the Lord. May God bless you and your beautiful family!

  2. Thank you for sharing! We make it so difficult don't we! I learn this everyday from one of my children who seems to make things harder then they should - I do the same to God. Seriously, I need to just continually give things over to HIM! He wants to care for me! Thank you Sista!


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