Trust your instinct

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “Living by faith”
Our Bible verse for today: “He has also planted eternity (a sense of divine purpose) in the human heart (a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God). Ecclesiastes 3:11 (Amplified Bible)
Our thought for today: “Trust your instinct”
As we conclude our month of devotionally thinking about living by faith, I want us to end where we began – trusting what our heart is telling us is true. To do so, I have again quoted Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3:11, but this time from the Amplified Bible. The Amplified Bible is a translation that uses all the English words necessary to capture the full meaning of the original Biblical language. So, it gives us a fuller understanding of what Solomon was telling us in the original Hebrew.
God created you with an understanding that He is real and there is more than just this physical dimension. There’s also an empty place in your heart that can only be filled by Him. Nothing in all creation can fill the place in your heart that is reserved for God, and it will remain empty until you have brought God into your life.
C.S. Lewis wrote about this in his great little book, “Mere Christianity”, “Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
Instinctively you know that God is real and that there is eternal life after death. Trust that instinct. Structure your life around it. Spend your life pursuing it. The fact that you yearn for something more is because there is something more.
There is good reason to live by faith. Creation reveals God; all of human history attests to Him; and instinctively, in your heart, you know He is real. I encourage you to trust that instinct. Live by faith.
God bless,
Pastor Jim 
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