Offer: One that Meets Our Deepest Need

The Five Minute Friday word for this week is offer. The world is filled with offers today. There are products for everything you can think of. They all promise to make you the best you can be if you just spend the money. You are worth it, they say. You owe it to yourself.

 

But some, if not most of the ads today, offer empty promises. What they really want is your money.

 

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Ultimately, nothing in this world can fill the longing deep within our hearts. We can make ourselves look better, feel better to some extent. And we should take care of ourselves. But if we are looking for happiness and joy through things, we will never fully find it.

 

The Best Offer

 

[bctt tweet=”What we need is an offer of something that works from the inside out, someone who can meet our every need. ” username=”GaylWright”]

 

Of course, I’m speaking about Jesus, the only One who can give us real joy. Even if circumstances are not the best, we can still find peace and joy in Christ.

 

Jesus does offer peace

 

Jesus offers us eternal life and has promised never to leave us. Though He is with the Father, He has given us the Holy Spirit to live within us. It’s a mystery, yes, but I know that He is real.

 

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We will have the true beauty that springs from within. His love inside me fills to overflowing and I want others to know this love, joy and peace. It reminds me of a Scripture I was reading on Sunday. 

 

Psalm 34:5

Those who look to him are radiant with joy;
their faces will never be ashamed.

 

As I meditated on that scripture and a couple of others, I decided to journal a response. I knew I wanted to show how we as His children can be radiant and full of joy, but I wasn’t sure what else. So I just kept sketching and then decided to add the scriptures.

 

offer

 

What about you? Do you ever have doubts or feelings that you are not good enough? How do you find peace and joy? Do you ever journal or use art to respond to what you are learning? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

 

Isaiah 53:5(NIV)

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

Psalm 147:3 (NIV)

He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

 

During this time of Lent, let us remember our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May we look to Him for healing and peace, joy and love, no matter where we are. 

 

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #Grace&Truth, #FaithOnFire, #InspireMeMonday, #LMMLinkup

38 thoughts on “Offer: One that Meets Our Deepest Need

  1. I was just reading that verse in Isaiah a few days ago. Thanks for these words. I love the photo of the woods and the verse in the highlighted area. It’s almost as if you are showing the secret path.

    1. That whole Isaiah chapter is so good. I took the photo at Jones Gap State Park, which is not too far from where I live. I’m glad you like it. 🙂 Blessings to you, Diane. Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  2. Amen, Gayl! I am so thankful that what Jesus offers is everything we need! And I love your art journal page with those precious Scriptures. Thank you for sharing the radiant beauty from Him today! Love and hugs to you Dear Friend!

  3. What a beautiful “offering”, Gayle! I especially loved this line: “Ultimately, nothing in this world can fill the longing deep within our hearts”. You have inspired me to begin journaling. I like the idea of sketches, thoughts, and memorable verses. I will have to give it a try.

    1. Thank you, Laurie. Wow, I’m glad to have inspired you and I’m sure you would love journaling. 🙂 Let me know if you try it. It really has helped me relax and meditate on the Word. Blessings to you!

  4. While you mentioned a word “offer” here,so I felt to share one more message at this point of time..its about the life that He had offered to us.Our life is a precious gift from the above along with that He too offered us an eternal life as a free gift…How beautiful it is…How beautiful!!!

    1. Athira, you are right – our life is a precious gift! And of course eternal life, too. Yes it is beautiful!!! Blessings and hugs to you, dear Athira!

  5. Beautiful, Gayl. Psalm 16 is full of such treasure. I love the photo you chose to go with Psalm 16:11 and also how you captured those 3 verses in color and images. Thank you for encouraging us to look to the author and perfecter of our faith.

    1. Thank you, Anna. Yes, there is so much treasure in the Word. That photo was taken at a state park not too far from where I live. It’s a beautiful place. Thank you for your encouragement, love and prayers. Blessings, love and hugs to you, my dear sister! xoxo

  6. I love Isaiah 53:5. We are sharing the truth of God’s grace. I just pray the truth will be received and fall on those in need today. God bless you. I love your beautiful journaling too.

    1. Yes, such powerful statement of what Jesus did for us. I agree with you in prayer that the truth will be received by those who need it. I’m glad you like the journaling. Thank you! Blessings love and hugs to you, dear Mary! xoxo

  7. This was an inspiring read. Thank you. I struggle often with the ‘not good enough’ feeling you mention. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  8. I agree Jesus is the best offer we will ever receive. I love the verses you choose. Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth Link-Up. I hope you have a wonderful week. Blessings, Maree

  9. I don’t use art very often, but I DO journal every day :). I can’t live without it. You’re spot-on, Gayl. Only Jesus has something to offer us that really means anything!

    1. I don’t always use art, but I’ve caught myself doing it more often lately. I do try to journal every day, but sometimes I miss. I love looking back over old journals, because they remind me of things I might forget. The good and the bad are there, and God works in every situation.

      And Jesus is the only One who can meet our every need. Blessings to you, Anita! xo

  10. I love that verse, and when He shines on us we are radiant. It is something we grow into, but is always present if we look to Him.

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