Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three on Thursday

  1. "Our insecurity, emotional vulnerability, and longing to be needed drive us to idolize another person instead of God." ~ from Break Through by Clinton & Springle.  God created us to need Him. It seems we're always trying to fill that void with other people or things. Until we recognize this and allow God to completely fill that empty place, we will continue to search--unsuccessfully--for something else to satisfy that need.
  2. "If you’ve ever doubted God’s personal pursuit of you, let this truth sink in, my friend: wherever you are, He wants to meet you there. He is waiting for you to stop, come up close, and turn your heart to listen to His. You don’t have to pretend things are fine when they aren’t. He knows what is going on in your thoughts. Nothing could keep Him from wanting to be with you." ~ from A Confident Heart by Renee Swope.  I can personally attest to this truth. God relentlessly pursued me but He waited for me to stop and turn to Him. He wants me to be close enough to Him to hear and to see what He wants me to know. He already knew what I was thinking, what I was holding back. Yet He still wanted me. To use a quote from an old hymn, that's "Amazing Love. How can it be?"
  3. "Regardless of how you may feel, God does see you. He knows your name, and He loves you— passionately and tenderly. He sees your needs, and He yearns to fill them. At any given moment, even when you feel most alone, He is working out a plan for your future. All you have to do is turn around. Trust Him. Wait for Him. Keep your eyes open. One way or another, one day soon, you will realize that you, too, have encountered El Roi.” ~ from The God Who Sees You by Tammy Maltby.  Once again, this is amazing love from our amazing, One True God. When we diligently seek God, He is willing to reveal who He is to us and teach us. God sees us and loves us. When you can't trust anyone in this world, you can trust God.

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