Jun 11, 2024

There is nothing better that God can give you than Himself: If you have Him, you have everything.

That is why He told Abram; “Do not be afraid, Abram. I [am] your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” (Genesis 15:1)

Man’s fulfilment, satisfaction and contentment are not found in his possessions but in God alone.

Outside God, man is a disaster. This is the reason satan tried to separate man from God in Genesis 3 and is still trying to do so today.

That is why Jesus said; Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me…(John 15:4-5)

Your true satisfaction is found in abiding in Him alone. Outside Him, everything you do amounts to nothing.

Psalms 37:25 I have been young, and [now] am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.

It is impossible to go after God with all your heart and live a life of destitution. Only seekers with ulterior motives lead destitute lives. If all you’re going after is God alone, He will give Himself to you.

Philippians 3:13
The more He reveals Himself to you, the more of Him you desire. Apostle Paul was caught up in the third heaven yet he was not satisfied but still pressed in for more.

In Luke 19:2-5,
The short man Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus. He left his office, climbed the tree and before he could even call Jesus, Jesus had already seen him. This is what happens to everyone who goes after God with all of their heart, God will reach out to them before they reach out to Him.

For God to give Himself to you, there are things and places you have to abandon;

Abraham had to leave his family. God made him so vulnerable that he had nothing else but to depend on Him alone. (Genesis 12)

Exodus 33
The same applies to Moses, despite all his encounters with God, we see him saying: “Lord, show me Your face”.

You can have as many encounters with God; however, every encounter demands a different sacrifice. Thank God for yesterday’s manna but remember that there is fresh manna every day and that is why we cry out saying; “Lord, we need a new encounter”.

Further study
Philippians 3:12-14
Romans 8:29
Matthew 11:28-30
2 Corinthians 3:18
Philippians 4:13