The Soul’s Demands

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Man holding sign that reads, "As unto Christ"

The soul demands as much attention as the body. It demands fellowship and communion with God. It demands worship, quietness, and meditation. Unless the soul is fed and exercised daily, it becomes weak and shriveled. It remains discontented, confused, restless. Many people turn to alcohol to try to drown the cryings and longings of the soul. Some turn to a new sex experience. Others attempt to quiet the longings of their souls in other ways. Nothing but God ever completely satisfies, because the soul is made for God, and without God it is restless and in secret torment. The first step to God is a realization of your spiritual poverty. The poor in spirit do not measure the worth of life in earthly possessions, which fade away, but in terms of eternal realities, which endure forever. Wise is the man who openly confesses his lack of spiritual wealth and in humilty of heart cries, “God, be merciful unto me, a sinner.”

Prayer for the day

As I look to You, my Lord and my Redeemer, the strivings of my soul will be satisfied. You alone bring lasting joy.

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  1. BASIL ROBERTS says:

    thanks you sir for being for CHRIST. and for showing us example to follow.

  2. Kathy L. Carrillo says:

    This devotion is especially important to me. My son is battling the exact issues discussed above. Having undying faith in God our Father / Christ our Savior, it’s only human to grow weak at times and feel like our prayers aren’t being answered, but they are! and God’s timing is perfect. This was so inspiring, because in spite of all my sons issues, he has faith that God is going to save him (so do I ) Please keep posting these devotionals, they are deeply appreciated!

    God Bless you all

  3. Dawn says:

    Amen, Psalm 25, unto thee O Lord do I lift up my soul

  4. Suzanne says:

    I thank you Lord for dying on the cross for my sins. You have changed my life for the better and I Praise you and Thank You for each day of my life.

  5. Gerry says:

    “Material things ” , can never permanently satisfy your souls yearning for peace and joy. Lasting peace and joy can only be found in an intimate relationship with Christ.