People think they’ll find truth and good things by looking within themselves. Jesus said otherwise. This is what you’ll find.
One writer said one step to happiness is to label our negative feelings. Let’s go one further: one step to the joy of being forgiven is to recognize and confess the evil in our hearts and the sinful practices of the flesh.
Focus question: What things lurk in my life that defile me and prevent me from fellowship with God?
What is it that God was going to write on the heart of his people in the new covenant? Jer 31.33; Heb 10.16-17. Laws? Oh, wait, that can’t be right! This is the time of grace, right?
O Soul, if your heart is discontent, nowhere will you be content. You can change jobs. You can change your surroundings. You can move to a different location. You might even go to another congregation. But your inner self must discover its God and its gift. Your calling remains, even when you ignore it. Inside, you know, deep down, what it is. Find it again. Hear the call. Let Jesus draw you toward himself. Find again your reason for getting out of bed in the morning. Rediscover your path to purpose. See the glory of God.