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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Everything You’re Looking For

“Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God” (Luke 12:21 NLT).

Jim Carrey once said, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see it’s not the answer.”

In our culture today, people think that if they could only be rich and famous, then they would be happy.

However, in the same week in 2018, two well-known celebrities took their own lives: Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade was a fashion icon, and Anthony Bourdain won two Emmys for his successful television program, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

We leave everything behind in this life, and then comes eternity.

It reminds me of the story Jesus told about a wealthy man who had so much stuff that he had to put up bigger buildings just to store it all. Then one day, God said to him, “You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?” (Luke 12:20 NLT).

Fame, wealth, possessions, and all the things this world has to offer won’t make you happy, but Jesus Christ has everything you’re looking for.

The Bible says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12 NKJV). There has to come a moment when you say, “Lord, I want You in my life. I want You to forgive me of my sin.”

He’ll do that for you. He’s just a prayer away.

Do you have hope today, or do you find yourself in a hopeless state? God said, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).

Jesus Christ will give you a future—a future that’s worth living.

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Greg Laurie pastors Harvest Christian Fellowship (one of America's largest churches) in Riverside, California and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California. He has authored several books including the Gold Medallion Award winner, The Upside Down Church, as well as Losers and Winners, Saints and Sinners and The Best Is Yet to Come. You can find his study notes in the New Believer’s Bible, The Seeker’s Bible, and the Start! Bible.

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