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What Do You Want From Me?

What do you wantIn the last several years, when times were tough—those times when I questioned not only my faith in God, but his faith in me—I would often ask Him, “What do you want from me?” It seemed I was getting nowhere fast and doing nothing for Him… or me. Of course, He never answered. Or did He?

But these days I’ve come to the realization that I had things backward those times when I asked God, “What do you want from me?”. I have a good life. I’m not rich, and far from famous, and some parts of my life could be better, but all-in-all I have no reason to complain. God has blessed me with so much, and yet I have the nerve—too often—to complain. It dawned on me recently that God, who’s given me so much and continues to bless me with peace, joy and love—more abundantly than I ever have, or will, deserve—Is the one who should be asking me, “What do you want from me?”.

 

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It Could’ve Gotten Ugly

Kind, as defined by Webster: showing a gentle and considerate nature. God is most definitely gentle and considerate in His dealings with us. Another definition of the word kind more aptly fits God: forbearing. Forbearing is defined as: refraining from the enforcement of something that is due.

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Thankfully, we love and serve a kind, gentle, considerate, and forbearing God. And when we love Him, His love will dwell in our hearts, and His kindness will show in our actions.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4

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One Fiery Moment

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Nothing or No One

Nothing, or no one, can separate us from Christ. When we give our life to Jesus, we are forever joined with Him. We might wander away from Him at times, but we cannot be separated from His love. Whether we recognize it or not, once He’s there in our heart, soul, and spirit, He’s there.

Consider this: even though we may think we have strayed far from Jesus, it is only in our own mind we have done so. And those times we feel unworthy of His love, that too, is only in our mind.

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Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Romans 8:35

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Enough Is Enough!

The choice to be made is not whether to be sinful or not sinful. The choice is whether we will seek God, love and follow Him, or seek the pleasures of this world. Having sought both, I can tell you the world has one very needful thing missing in its repertoire of earthly offerings: peace. No matter how much wealth, power, and love the world might offer you, none will bring you the peace God can offer. It has been proven time and again that the more earthly possessions one has, the more one seems to want. Enough is an elusive thing.

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Peace is more valuable than gold, and it can’t be bought or sold. No man can give it to us, but God holds handfuls of it out to us for the taking each and every day. All we need do is accept it.

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6

The above is from my latest book, “Just A Man”. Please click on the links below to take a look at it and two more of my encouraging books. If you already have any of them, please take a minute to write a short review about them on the Amazon link. Thanks!

Just A Man

Be Still

Juli

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This… Is How

This… Is How

 

She told me it was okay

To not be okay

And so

I told her things I’d told no one

 

She listened

She spoke softly

Saying only good things

With compassion that was real

 

When the conversation was over

She said she was always there

I could talk to her any time

I hardly know her

 

So, I asked her why…

Why would she want to talk to me

She said

Because you need someone to talk to

 

This…

People who care

This… is how God

Can be everywhere

 

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