“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”
(Acts 17:24-27 NIV) “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”
✓ We fill the void with pleasure.
✓ We fill the void with performance.
✓ We can only fill the void with a person.
It’s A Set Up
(Acts 17:27 NIV) God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”
1. “God did this.”
(Psalm 139:13 NIV) “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
2. “So that they would seek Him.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV) “God has also set eternity in the hearts of man.”
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” - C.S. Lewis
3. “Perhaps reach out to Him.”
4. “He is not far from any one of us.”
(Matthew 7:7 NIV) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”