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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Will You Find Me Here?

Will You Find Me Here?

It’s hard to put it into words
the inadequacy I feel
I’ve accomplished so little
with so much time
and being here makes it more real

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The Hope Of The Season

When someone is good to you, you want to share it with others.  When they are kind, patient, understanding and self-sacrificing on your behalf, you want to give back somehow.  When someone has extended mercy and forgiveness to you and has pursued you even though you felt you were not worth pursuing, you want to express thanks.

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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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An Experience I Ponder

There are many near-death accounts where people speak of having visited heaven.  I don’t know that I have experienced exactly that, but many years ago something happened to me that made me wonder if I had been given a glimpse of heaven.

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The Keeper Of Life

When I read the Bible and questions come up for me, I sometimes take them to God, or I seek a friend’s counsel.  But what I’ve realized is that there are some questions that may not be answered in this lifetime; perhaps they will never be answered.  And maybe that’s okay.

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New

Sometimes, when I have felt anger, I have believed it was creating a divide between God and me.  But, when I think about it, if every time I experience negative emotions, God turns away, it doesn’t give us a chance to build a real relationship.

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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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