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The Search for Significance

Relatively few of us experience the blend of contentment and godly intensity that God desires for each person. From the outset, we find ourselves on the prowl, searching to satisfy some inner, unexplained yearning. Our hunger causes us to search for people who will love us.. Our desire for acceptance pressures us to perform for the praise of others. We strive for success, driving our minds and bodies harder and farther, hoping that because of our sweat and sacrifice, others will appreciate us more.

But the man or woman who lives only for the love and attention of others is never satisfied — at least not for long. Despite our efforts, we will never find lasting, fulfilling peace if we have to continually prove ourselves to others. Our desire to be love and accepted is a symptom of a deeper need — the need that often governs our behavior and is the primary source of our emotional pain. Often unrecognized, this is our need for self-worth.”

(“The Search for Significance Devotional”, Robert S. Mc Gee, Rapha Publications, 1992, Day 7, page 16)

1. If any man is thirsty, s a metaphor for our desire and need for Christ. What does it mean to drink of Christ?

2. In what ways are you thirsty for Him?