The Need To Be Loved

What is our deepest longing, as people?  I would say that it is to be loved.  I have listened to numerous testimonies by people who at one time lived as though they gave no thought to the need to be loved, when in reality, they were yearning for it on the inside.

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From A Long Way Off

Something I have been thinking about a lot lately is how God in the Old Testament (OT) sometimes seems different from the God Jesus came to make known.  I know that He is not different because God does not change…“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17, NIV).  The Bible also reveals that Jesus is God…“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15, NIV), and that He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8, NIV).

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The Navigator

It is very clear to me that I need God’s help in determining how best to navigate my relationships with others.  Since He knows the heart of every person, there is no better Counselor in these matters.  When I have taken these types of concerns to Him, He has answered my prayers in different ways.

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Putting Our Thoughts In The Right Hands

Every day we battle thoughts that aren’t so kind about our neighbor, or we realize that our motives aren’t always completely honorable.  As someone who loves Christ, God has ensured me that His Holy Spirit lives in me and that He has given me a new heart.

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God With Us – Always

It can be a downer when vacations come to an end.  When you spend time away, there are no deadlines at work to be concerned about, no e-mails you need to respond to, and no chores to do around the house.

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No One Like You

There is no one like You, God.  When I look around and see what the world has to offer, I know that none of it will last and that one day I will be face to face with You, my Maker.  I am reminded of a time in my life that brought me to a place of wondering about my future, and at that time it hit me that at the end of my life it would come down to just You and me.

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My Cry Reached His Ears

When I was in my early twenties, I went through challenges in my life that at times left me sad and struggling.  One night, when I was especially down, I cried out to God.  Suddenly, it was as if a wave of love washed over me, and I immediately felt comforted.

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