I’ve experienced many things in my life. Love, heartbreak, sex, drugs, alcohol, rock and roll. Never have really lead to anything lasting or truly enjoyable. I’ve always been left wanting more. Never have they wound up with me enjoying myself. Sure, the temporary pleasure provided in all those things (aside from heartbreak, that’s never pleasurable unless you’re a masochist) was nice at the time. Some things lasted longer than others. None of it, though, compares to the lasting power of God’s love and healing upon those who call upon His name. None of it compares to the joy derived in serving in His name. None of it compares to the pleasure achieved by knowing He’s using us to complete His will on Earth, even though He doesn’t need us.
What a powerful testimony that is. To be used by the Living God, the Only God, to be a light to the world. Your every step a witness to what He has done in your life. The healing, the blessings, the love. Especially the love. God’s love is boundless. Endless. Yes, endless. We’re told in 1 Corinthians 13:8-10 that the only thing that won’t end is Love. God’s perfect and holy love which is showered upon His children when they stop being petulant, selfish, egotistical, and in general stupid and turn to Him for guidance and accepting His will for their lives. I like to think He loves us even then, though as any loving Father, He is not afraid to chastise us when we do wrong (which is quite the opposite view starting to dominate the world today, which says that children should never be punished, especially by spanking).
When we turn to God, when we live for Him, He delights in us. We might not ever be rich or have a ton of worldly things, but who wants moth-eaten, rust-ridden rubbish anyway?
God’s healing touch is an expression of His love for His children. To receive it is relatively easy, too (seeing as how Christ did all the hard work when He died on the cross).
Romans 10:8-10 (NKJV)
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
See, easy. The next part, is kind of hard. You absolutely must mean it. God will know if you’re sincere. And if you’ve already been given salvation and have backslid? That’s okay too. Just give your life back to God. Make things right in your life with Him, whatever that takes. You won’t regret it, because the Healing that flows from the hands and mouth of God is the best feeling there ever was, and it will last an eternity.