ROAD to 31 Devotional Day 14 - "We All Need a Savior"
Listen to "Savior" from my new mixtape https://m.soundcloud.com/jeannie-ortega-2/savior-final?in=jeannie-ortega-2%2Fsets%2Froad-to-31-mixtape-jeannie
I've never met a person that didn't feel like they had a void in their life and wanted something more. Sure some people suppress that void, others try and fill it with things that could never satisfy and others come to the true knowledge of Jesus and realize He was the void their souls were crying for. I fit in all three of those categories at one point because I did all those things.
Suppressing my need for a savior led to me trying to do things in my own strength. I started to build my empire, which led to fame and money and success at an early age. But I worked so hard for it that when it came crashing down or anytime someone criticized me, it left me feeling like a failure. Suicidal even.
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight"
I finally came to the conclusion that I was not in control and quickly burned out, trying to do everything in my own strength. So then I began to fill my void with other things - Men, Music, friends, entertainment. But as soon as all the flashes were gone I'd find myself crying myself to sleep. Wanting to end it all again because nothing truly satisfied, until...
Isaiah 55:2 “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”
Jeremiah 31:25 “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
I finally decided to stop running and I looked up and asked God to fully come into my life and make me whole. When I stopped trying to please myself and people - I found freedom! Jesus reached down so deeply that He filled those desolate areas in my heart and soul with His love. I no longer felt that I had to be responsible for the world around I fully accepted that I had a savior who sets free and gives strength.
Acts 4:12 "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
Psalm 18:2 "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold"
Reflection: We have all sinned and fallen short, you don't have to be a Christian to know that. Our instinct is to lie or be selfish and whether you are a believer or not, after you do those things, you feel guilty. Some more than others, depending on how well we listen to our consciousness. My point is, only one offers salvation, only one paid the price for sin and rose up out of the grave and only one makes new - regardless how guilty we all are. Jesus paid it all so that we may be free. We all need a savior and folks, only ONE has claimed that title - His name is Jesus