Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Only Christ

My blog was born out of my desire to encourage women and my short attention span. I love reading, but when it comes to reading blogs I have a super short attention span. I tend to avoid blog posts that are super long. I figured that there were other people out there who felt the same as me. So titus2minutes was born. I write posts that are meant to encourage women in about two minutes.

Today I want to tell you about a man. This man had everything: wealth, power, prestige. He had gorgeous women throwing themselves at him. He could have had any woman he wanted. In fact, he had a new girlfriend frequently. He owned a lot of property and his house was incredible, the talk of the town. Not only that, but he was intelligent and educated also. So intelligent in fact that people would come from all over the world to speak to him. This guy was the whole package.
His name was King Solomon, the Solomon of the Bible. Solomon wrote the book of Ecclesiastes describing his experiments with all that the world had to offer: money, fame, power, and intelligence.
Ladies, I thought and prayed a lot this past week about what I was going to share with you. For some of you, this is probably going to be the only blog post of mine that you ever read. And I thought long and hard about what was the one thing that I wanted to share with you. If this is my only opportunity to speak into your life, what is the one thing that I want you to know? It is this:
Only Christ satisfies. 
In our technological age, we are constantly bombarded by things that we want. Instagram pictures of cuter apartments, Facebook photos of engagement rings, bloggers with more followers, and advertisements for clothes we can't afford. And with this constant reminder of the things that we are lacking, it is easy to forget about the thing that matters. Christ. 
1 Corinthians 3:12-14 informs people that one day our works will be judged before a holy God. All the things that we have done in our lifetime will be put to a test. The only things that will pass the test are the things that are in accordance with God's Word. Only what is done for Christ will matter.
Solomon tried every pleasure out, but it was only God who satisfied. Solomon ends the book of Ecclesiastes with these words, "The conclusion, when all has been heard, is fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil." 
It reminds me of this quote: "Only one life twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last." Only He satisfies and only what is done for Him matters.
Thank you for reading, ladies!

8 comments :

  1. Such a great post! It's so true, yet so hard to keep in mind! And I love the concept behind your blog :-)

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  2. This is so perfect for me! I can totally relate to the whole long blog post thing....I thought it was just me! :) Thank you for doing this! Love it

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  3. I agree whole heartedly. Great post. Hope all is well,

    Shauna

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  4. fantastic post!! I'm daily seeking closeness to Jesus and it definitely satisfies!!! !!! Thanks for the post!

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  5. What a great idea!
    I love to read, so I'll read longer posts, but sometimes you don't have a ton of time.

    And what an important reminder. It's so easy to find satisfaction in other places in a world full of abundance, but at the end of it al..Only Christ.

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  6. Love that quote at the end! Such a great reminder!

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  7. Awesome! thanks for this reminder.

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