Thursday, June 8, 2023
He Holds the Missing Piece
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)
I wasn’t raised in the church. I grew up in an alcohol-dazed world, and I saw what it did to the adult generation. So, I detoured myself into the drug culture and tried a lot of things. And I tried enough to know that it all was empty.
When I heard about Jesus Christ, I thought, “I would like to know God. That idea sounds really good.” The idea of having a relationship with God held great appeal for me.
But I also noticed that the Christians on my high school campus were sweet and nice and loving. I thought, “I’m not that way. I’m cynical and sarcastic. In fact, I can be kind of mean. I don’t know if I can become one of those people.”
However, after I became a Christian, God started working in my life. Now, I’m not saying that I don’t have a little bit of cynicism still. I’m not saying that I haven’t been sarcastic since my conversion. But I am saying that God changed my heart.
In fact, when I told people that I was a Christian, they didn’t believe it. They thought I was joking. And later when I became a preacher, they laughed even harder. It was the last thing anyone envisioned for me.
But God had a different plan for my life. And who knows what kind of plan He has for you?
Maybe you have tried to get your life together. Maybe you’re still searching for answers. You’ve been trying to fill the void in your life with anything and everything, but nothing satisfies.
God holds the missing piece. You won’t find it in your pursuits or in anything this world has to offer. But you will find it in a relationship with God. The missing piece is a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. And He will change you from the inside out.
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