How to Fill Your Spiritual Void

Most of us like to enjoy the things of this earth like having stylish clothes,  a comfortable spacious home,  nice car,  great wealth,  supportive friends ,loving relationships ,  exciting travel experiences,  or a promising career path.  These are some of the goals that most people may  aim for in their lives.  There is nothing wrong with these things.

As we strive to achieve these goals, we may believe that once we have acquired them, we will be ultimately satisfied in the long term. However many individuals discover when they finally realise these goals that their  still is a feeling of emptiness in the core of their being.

In a short documentary about a famous band, the lead singer (who shall remain nameless), expressed the fact that when he finally achieved success in terms of millions of records sold world wide and ultimate fame,  there was still an emptiness inside him.  This forced him to ask himself  – “why do I still not feel happy even at this high point in my career? What am I missing in my life ?  What is it that I still need”.

I had a friend (who has now passed away) who once shared with me some experiences in her younger years.  She had been a highly attractive woman who was like the “rose” of high society.  Sought after by many suitors she admitted that she had never had her heart broken but fortunately always had the upper hand when it came to men.  Naturally she would be invited to all the grand parties and played hostess to many of her own.   However when these were all over and everyone went home, she admitted to a feeling of  emptiness in her soul and thought to  herself   “is this all there is to life?  Surely there is something more?”

In one of my songs called “It’s Christmas” there is a line which says ….”there’s a void we all have in our souls that only one can fill”.  I would like to suggest that this feeling of emptiness that these two people felt, is the longing for spiritual fulfilment which is present in every human being .  We all long for something deeper than just surface satisfaction provided by the material things of this world.  Our longing is to be re-united with our Creator – to restore our relationship with God so we can experience the innocence of the Garden of Eden .  This can only be achieved through Jesus Christ and his saving work of the cross.   Through his death on the cross He is able to forgive and wipe away our sins so that we can have a direct relationship with our Maker once again.   What we must do, is to ask God for the faith to believe, ask Jesus’ Holy Spirit to fill  the empty place in our souls, and from then on, commit our lives to following Him.  It is only though this commitment that we can experience the peace,  cleansing and innocence once again for the rest of our lives. 

Fortunately for my friend she eventually found Jesus later in her life to fill the empty void within her soul. Jesus is like the missing link in our lives that we are searching for.  Some may think that relationships,  wealth or earthly pleasures will ultimately satisfy us.  However the truth is, that only a knowledge and relationship with  Jesus can give us lasting inner spiritual peace and fulfilment that we need.  Through Jesus we can also become part of the family of God which includes all of his true followers here on earth.  We are like another pearl added to a beautiful pearl necklace, where Jesus is the strong clasp that holds us together to renders us wearable to fulfil it’s purpose .

Finding Jesus  is also like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  The ironic thing is that when we experience the unconditional love and saving work of Jesus in a real way,  the blessings on this earth become more enjoyable.  The reason for this, is that we now realise who is responsible for giving us all good gifts on this earth, whether they  be material possessions or the beauty of nature , and therefore can now marvel  rejoice and praise God for  His creation and the different ways he provides for us.

Knowing Jesus can enrich our lives in a greater way.  Have you found your missing link yet?

By Adelle Arwen
Gospel Singer Songwriter & Recording Artist
http://www.strengthinyourstruggles.com/

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4 Responses to “How to Fill Your Spiritual Void”

  1. Mark Says:

    This is a lovely piece on the power of religion and spirituality to transform lives.

    Thanks for posting.

    – Mark

  2. aarwen Says:

    Thanks very much for your encouragement . I’m glad you enjoyed the article. What other topics or subjects would you like to read more about? I could try to research and write about these if you like.

    God Bless
    Strength In Your Struggles.com

  3. Scott Erb Says:

    Found your post as it relates to a post I just did, although I come at it from a stand point outside of any particular religion:
    http://scotterb.wordpress.com/2008/08/06/the-corevoid/

    I respect your approach, even if I don’t put a particular religious ‘brand’ on my sense of what God is, or how to understand that spiritual side of life. In my experience truly faithful Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and others are able to use their faiths to fill the void. In my opinion it’s probably best summed up by the line “there are many paths up the mountain, but the view from the top is still the same.” I also talk about these themes in a post “Pascal’s wager,” and Pascal’s Christian fidiest belief:
    http://scotterb.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/pascals-wager/

  4. aarwen Says:

    Thankyou Scott for taking the time to post your comment. Yes it is true there are many religions in the world that people can choose from. The difference with Christianity compared to all the others, is that we believe that Jesus Christ although fully human was also fully God as well. He is a living being who went through great suffering on the cross and hence can empathise with our struggles and hence is able to comfort us. He also loves us so much that by His grace he forgives us, strengthens us and blesses us even though we are sinful and do not deserve his favour. The other religions do not worship this God who is full of mercy and grace but focus on doing certain things and striving to be good to earn their way to heaven.

    Blessings to you Scott

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