This is a good word during this national presidential election season. This also speaks to the mission of Sight Ministry.
Isaiah 55:1-2: – “Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance.”
“The enjoyment of GOD is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy GOD, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but GOD is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but GOD is the sun. These are but streams. But GOD is the ocean. Therefore it becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven, as it becomes us to make the seeking of our highest end and proper good, the whole work of our lives; to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for, or set our hearts on, anything else, but that which is our proper end, and true happiness? Isn’t that what GOD asks in Isaiah 55:2: ‘Why do you . . . labor for that which does not satisfy?'” –Jonathan Edwards (“The Christian Pilgrim”)
Same-sex attractions may be powerful and overwhelming but to embrace them rather than denying them will not bring a person ultimate fulfillment, happiness or contentment. We can apply this also to opposite-sex attractions. We can also apply this to putting our hopes in a presidential candidate. Obama nor Romney is the hope of America. America is not the hope of the world. Sexuality isn’t our purpose. GOD is the hope of the world and only Jesus fully satisfies.
What is the most effective thing we can do to bring glory to GOD? Enjoy Him . . . delight in Him . . . find your ultimate satisfaction in Him and in Him alone!