Are you satisfied with life?

Imagine that at the end of your life you could say, “It was much better than I could have imagined!”

Was there a goal in your life that you achieved and you said to yourself: “I’m not sure if it was worth it all” or: “This is not what I imagined”?

And in a completely different scenario, when you chose the path and then think: “I thought it would be good, but it’s much better than what I could even imagine”? Think how nice it would be to devote your whole life to something that belongs to the latter category! Based on what the people wrote who gave themselves to Jesus with all their hearts, the disciples were this kind of people:

Paul, seeing a great light on the road to Damascus, said: “Lord! What do you want me to do? ” (Acts 9: 3-6). Later, he testifies to the life that arose as a result of this decision: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, …” Eph. 3:20.

Peter was one of the four fishermen who “at once left their nets ” (Mark 1: 16-20) when Jesus called them, and he writes: ” His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.. ” 2 Peter 1: 3-4.

Jude says at the end of his epistle: “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy …” Jude 1: 24-25.

These and many others who gave up everything they could achieve in this world in order to follow Jesus did not regret the choice they made.

In the book of Isaiah, we find advice for all those who wish to live the full life that these people lived, but have not yet come to it: “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.” Isaiah 55: 1-2.

Further, in the continuation of this chapter, the prophet calls to seek the Lord and listen to His word, and then explains why: “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy  and be led forth in peace…” Isaiah 55: 10-12.

Jesus said to the Samaritan woman whom He met at the well: “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. ” John 4: 13-14.

We can say that this was the fulfillment of the prophecy of the prophet Isaiah about Jesus: “… and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. After he has suffered, He will see the light of life and be satisfied.” Isaiah 53: 10-11.

Jesus offers the same happiness and satisfaction to anyone who chooses to follow in His footsteps: “I came so that they might have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10. His disciples experience a blessed life already here on earth, and then an even happier life in eternity. With such examples and promises given to us, wouldn’t it be most sensible to “seek the Lord when He can be found, call on Him when He is near”? Isaiah 55: 6

Source: Steve Lenk / https://aktivnoyekhristianstvo.ru/are-you-satisfied

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