And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
From your bank account to your gas tank, or maybe even your emotional tank, we all can find ourselves empty at times. Some days we wake up in the morning and think, “I really have to go through this again?” I’ve been there, I know how it is to have to trudge through the day. But when I find myself feeling low I realize it’s only because I’ve been trying to stay filled on my own supply. It is estimated that the average human can go about a week without water. But your body shouldn’t have to do that, it wasn’t designed to replenish itself. Your body is a vessel that is designed to be poured into by means of water and food. Your spiritual body is the same way.
Some of you are depriving your spiritual bodies and it’s only a matter of time before it collapses. Your new man, your spirit, thrives on the words of the living God. It thirsts and hungers after righteousness and when it isn’t filled your flesh, your natural body, will try and supply the need. The word sin comes from a Greek word hamartánō ( ἁμαρτάνω) which means to miss the mark. It means you were aiming for one thing but you fell for another. It means you were aiming for God’s love and intimacy but you fell for lust and pornography. It means you were aiming for comfort and joy but you fell for drunkenness. Every part of you, your spirit, soul (mind, will, and emotions), and body was designed to need God. Your Bible says, “For of Him and through Him and to Him are ALL things…”(Romans 11:36) We make excuses for sin when we allow perversions into our lives because of natural desires. Yes, God did place natural desires in you but they can only be fulfilled through Him. That’s how you were designed.
Lusts are desires that are fulfilled outside of God. When you aim for God and fall for the lusts of this world, you will always come up short. Like a drug, you will only need more to sustain your high before it finally takes you out. But when God is your source, you will only need more of Him to continue to fill you and overflow you. He is a never-ending source that is used to pour out into others. When He fills you with His love, joy, and peace, you can then turn and pour into someone else. Your being is designed to be poured into and out of. But, will you let Him fill you?
Allowing God to be your source causes a divine exchange, meaning exchanging those lusts for God’s love. You have to make the trade. You must decide today that you want Him alone to fill those areas of your life. If you’ve never accepted Him as the Lord and source of your life, say this aloud, “Lord, I come to you a sinner, broken and empty. I’ve been aiming for you but I’ve been settling in the wrong areas. Please forgive me and cleanse me. I believe that you died for my sins and have forgiven me. Please come into my life and fill me by your Spirit, in Jesus Name. Amen.”
Simple as that. He’s now apart of you spiritually. Now your job is to keep yourself filled with His word until there’s no more room for those dark areas. Take it a day at a time, one scripture at a time. Remember: it’s not the truth that you know that makes you free but the truth that you believe.