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Make no mistake, there is a world of difference between the pursuit of happiness and the pursuit of God. One is rooted in the temporal, while the other is rooted in the eternal.  One is about gaining your life, while the other is about losing it.  One is centered on edifying self, while the other is centered on dying to self.  One is endlessly elusive, while the other comes with the promise that if you seek, you will find.

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Being broken is not the same as being beyond repair.  Hold on to hope, and find a place of healing.

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I am like a child lost at the mall

Though my eyes can be drawn to the bright and shiny things

And my nostrils filled with the smells of sticky treats

And my ears tickled with the festive sounds

My heart yearns to find my Father

And to abide in the warmth of His presence

 

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Exposing the counterfeit is of little value unless we go on to manifest the genuine.

 

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That we are forgiven is a blessed revelation, but it is was never meant to be the final destination. The ultimate goal is genuine transformation.

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God certainly loves to use passionate people, but sometimes our passion can work against us. In Matthew, chapter 16, we see Peter go both ways in quick succession.  In 16:17 we see him praised for his discernment of the Messiah, but just a few short passages later (16:23) we hear the Lord say, “Get thee behind me Satan”.  I would like to suggest that the same passion fueled Peter in both instances, but the difference was the source of his information.  In the first instance the Lord said that this wasn’t revealed by flesh and blood, but by my Father.  In the second, the Lord scolded Peter for having his mind on “merely human concerns”.  We passionate followers of God must be mindful of this when our passions are stirred and we have the urge to speak.

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We seek His hand to rescue, to protect, to provide and to guide.  We seek His face to know & be known by Him.  (2Chron. 7:14)

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