Quick Thought | Grace For The Moment

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We want answers.

Now.

We’re impatient, even indignant, about where our lives are going and what the future holds. We want to know how the story ends, but there are still many pages to read first, and be written.

We’re stumbling around a dark room begging someone to flip on the lights, but say, “No thanks” to the flashlight someone put in our hands.

He said, “lamp to our feet,” not a spotlight illuminating our entire future.

How else are we gonna learn to trust God?

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105

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Quick Quote | Craig Groeschel: On Happiness

When we make happiness our ultimate goal, we’re stripping ourselves of the very thing we’re pursuing. When happiness is the goal, it will always remain elusive. When we chase happiness, we will not find it.

God wants to fill us with a sense of joy, contentment and fulfillment that goes far beyond happiness!

Craig Groeschel
Readiness Over Happiness
Outlasters” series

How JOYFUL are those who fear The Lord and DELIGHT in obeying him.
Psalm 112:1 NLT

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SOTD: Hope Now | Addison Road

Hope.

It’s the lifeblood of our existence.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12

I really like what Love Does author, Bob Goff tweeted yesterday:

Check out our Song of the Day from Addison Road:

The hope Jesus gives isn’t like the word hope as we usually think of it. It’s the very opposite of uncertain. It’s a sure hope that cannot fail, an anchor for our souls.

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
Psalm 62:5

More:
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SOTD: Christ is Risen | Life Church (Matt Maher)

I need you to sit down and watch this video.

I love this song and the “twist” in the middle of this particular version is so powerful. You’ve gotta see it.

Seriously. Take a 9 minute break. Make sure you won’t be interrupted. Listen closely and really soak in what this song says. Think less about the performance (which is great btw) and really take in what Jesus did for us on that cross.

When I think about what Jesus went through for us, for me, I am completely overwhelmed.

The pain, the hurt, the humiliation, the shame. The sacrifice, the self-control, the humility, the LOVE…

I can barely see the screen as I type this as I can’t even think of what He endured without being deeply moved. My gratitude cannot be described in words. Thank you, Jesus, for taking on my sin. Thank you for loving me. And for making a way…

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
1 John 3:16

Video by lifechurch.tv

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