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  1. Are You in a Desert? Reach for God.

    Oh, you're right! Thanks, I'll fix it!
  2. http://www.ltw.org/listen/teaching/series/beware-of-spiritual-amnesia/part-7
  3. Only God can fill that yearning in your heart. He blesses, but He IS YOUR BLESSING. You need what is in His heart more than what comes from His hands. "Seek Ye first, His Kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be added unto you" (Mt. 6:33). "And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he (Jacob) said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me" (Genesis 32:26). "And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole" (Mark 5: 25-28). Exodus 33:18-23 18 Then [a]Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!”19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”20 But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!” 21 Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place [b]by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; 22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
  4. We Are All Imperfect By Michael Youssef, Ph.D. We are all imperfect human beings, fallible and prone to sin—and that is why Christlike love is so important in the church. Because we are imperfect, we must learn to accept one another and tolerate one another in all our many imperfections. Because we are imperfect, we must learn to love one another with genuine agape love. Because we are imperfect, we must learn to forgive one another. And because we are imperfect, we must hold one another accountable. The culture around us embraces a false notion of tolerance and love that says, "If you love somebody, you have to accept all their sins, their character flaws, and their godless lifestyle. You must never correct them, never rebuke them, never challenge them, never encourage them to repent and live righteously. Love means tolerating whatever anyone does, including their sinful and destructive behavior." That's the world's notion of love—and if you violate that notion, if you confront or rebuke someone for a lifestyle of sin, suddenly you will become the bad guy, the bigot, the hater, the reactionary, the extremist. According to the world, the out-and-proud sinners are good, and the godly are evil. Right is wrong, and wrong is right. We are living in Orwellian times. But God's Word teaches that admonishing one another in a spirit of humility is actually a demonstration of Christian love. As someone once said, "If you love, you level." Paul calls this "speaking the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15). Paul is not telling us to go around and correct and confront our fellow Christians for every little thing they do wrong. But if someone is straying from the Truth or wandering from the faith, if someone is engaging in a lifestyle of sin and self-destruction, we should love that person enough to sit down, reason, pray, and even weep with that person over the tragedy of sin. That's what it truly means to love one another. Prayer: Father, help me to internalize this precious concept of Christian love. May I seek to build up my brothers and sisters in Christ by pointing them to You and exhorting them to Christlikeness even as I receive the same counsel. May we all receive and give admonishment with humility and love, remembering the grace we have received. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. "Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other" (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13).
  5. I'm glad that you find comfort from Him too.
  6. God bless you too--I can imagine that you must desire the comfort of a mother, having lost your own. However, I think my own motivation came from my own desires to be close to God. Did you know that He comforts us the way a mother comforts? Isaiah 66:13 “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”
  7. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your mother at a very young age--that must have been very hard for you. I love my mother, but the words written above are not my own. The entire post comes from the source in the title.
  8. GLORY! Amen, give Him honor--give Him worship, give Him praise!