How is it that we can have everything in the world we want but still feel that we have nothing at all? Part of the problem lies in the deadly disease of boredom
; but the deeper problem is emptiness,
the inner emptiness that comes from loving or craving the wrong things, things that will never satisfy.
The Bible tells us boldly to love God with all your heart. You see, there is a special space in our hearts that only God can fill. Our souls are made in such a way that that they just cannot be happy with anything less than God.
God never meant life to be boring. Christ came to show us how to live life to the full. Jesus said, “Seek first God’s kingdom.” Put that first, and everything else will fall into place for you.
—adapted from the Introduction
Includes Study Guide
JAMES W. MOORE is senior pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. He is the author of several books, including Some Things Are Too Good Not to Be True; Jesus’ Parables of Life; Jesus’ Parables of Grace; If You’re Going the Wrong Way…Turn Around!; God Was Here & I Was Out to Lunch; When Grief Breaks Your Heart; and Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, But I Have Several Excellent Excuses.