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Thought for the Week: Revelation 3:20

by admin on June 3, 2012 in Faith, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord, I praise You for Your foresight to pursue me and Your patience to wait for me. I’ve heard Your knock, but Lord, have I truly heard Your voice? Have I opened the door for You? Lord, do not let me wait another day to deal with my hindrances. Reveal my sin to me and mercifully draw me to my knees in confession and repentance, that I might know intimacy with You. Show me that intimacy with You is better than any sin I could be holding onto. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Talking with God, Part I: Brokenness

by admin on November 7, 2011 in Faith with No Comments

To bring it back to the initial thought, brokenness presents a fork in the road, one direction leading away from God and the other to Him. Experiencing the pain of sin, the weight of futility, or the jolt of humility on the fork that leads to God evokes from us a need to cry out to God.

This is prayer!

Crying out to God is coming into His presence in full recognition that you need Him. It is a statement of faith that you believe He is real, that He cares, that He hears, and that He can help you. God yearns for our broken hearts to be given over to Him so that He can nurture us.

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Why does brokenness draw us near to Him? Because we finally see that we need Him. We finally acknowledge that we want Him. We are testing our faith in Him, giving Him an invitation to show up.

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