Rebecca: Hi there!!
OK, in this week’s “Something More” post, I thought I’d actually talk about my song, “Something More.” I want to share a little bit about what was behind that song when I wrote it. So here we go!
Whether things are going great for you in life or not, do you ever wonder if there’s more to life then what you see around you in this world? Do you ever feel an emptiness aching within, like you’re missing something?? I’ve felt that before, and I have personally come to know that there IS something more to life, way beyond what we could ever imagine. You know all of those movies in which they depict two different realms, a physical one, and another, a supernatural realm? It all seems so fantastical and unreal. But guess what. Something like that really does exist!
Beyond the physical realm that we live in, and experience with our five senses, there’s a whole spiritual/supernatural realm that we cannot see with our eyes. And it’s in that realm that God exists……. an amazingly, powerful God, who loves us infinitely. It’s pretty intense to think about. So in knowing that there is a spiritual realm beyond what we could imagine, and an awesome God in that realm who loves us perfectly and unconditionally, we can know that there is something way more to life then what we realize.
In addition to that, I also believe that God created each of us with a plan and purpose for our lives…. A plan that’s special and unique to each one of us as individuals. No other person has your exact plan. How cool is it to think that God Himself created a plan just for you!? I love that.
For any of you that read the Bible (and anyone that wants to begin), God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.” And in Psalm 139:16, it says, “Your eyes have seen my unformed substance, and in your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed.” Wow, how encouraging is that! The hope-filled, good plans that God has for each of us were written by Him before our first day even took place. That means there is a plan ordained for you by God! And He even equipped each of us with the skills and talents needed to accomplish our plan beautifully. That eliminates the need for us to compare ourselves to anyone else. We were created with all we need to perfectly fulfill our exact plan and no one else’s.
To wrap this up, I believe that if we seek God in our lives, and come to know Him personally, His plan for us will unfold. (For more on this, check out our “Swept Away” post from February 5, 2013) As we live out that plan, we will be on the road towards ultimate happiness and fulfillment in life. What could be more satisfying then doing exactly what we were created to do? There would be little reason for emptiness in our lives because all of those “holes in our souls” would be filled up by a perfectly loving God and the things He created us to do. As it says in my song, “You will never feel a hole inside, emptiness won’t be found in your life. Reach out your hand now, take hold of this love. This gift is for you….sent from above.”
See ya’ next week!
P.S. If you want to hear my song, “Something More,” there’s a a clip of it at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/rebecca-rudolf/id165235160