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Monday, September 8, 2008

He's the Missing Piece

Rom 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Peace with God, what an incredible thing! This world longs and strives for peace with God, all along not even knowing that peace is what their soul desires. They seek to fill an emptiness, and unknown, a real yet so often misunderstood longing that comes when we don't abandon our own selves and give Him our lives.

2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

It is a privilege, and an honor to stand in the place of "child of God." Sharing in the glory of Him who created us with a purpose and a hope. How can we begin to be thankful enough?

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us — they help us learn to endure.

It's not "all good"... sometimes life breaks our hearts. But God will use even the darkest hours to bring about good in our life when we trust Him too.

4 And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation.

Without the trials, we would be shallow, empty and boastful. We would not appreciate the joy and expectation we have of the eternal life that He offers us.

5 And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

God never disappoints! He loves us, unconditionally! He wants our hearts filled with His love and only the Holy Spirit can do that. Nothing else we seek, not the bottom of a bottle or another relationship can fill us with true love. Only Him.

Don't go from here to there looking for happiness, the missing piece is Him.


Anonymous said...

Brilliantly written and well-said! I hope you had a good weekend.

concerned parent said...

Glorious post Sue I can feel how powerfully written it was.
Miss you and looking forward to the night away.
Stop over I have a post about Winston, he passed on.

Profbaugh said...

Thanks!! This was just perfect for me this morning. Funny how that works.

Much love,

Praise and Coffee said...

Oh Ali...that is too (hilarious) sad.

Grace said...

I truly needed this! Thank you for sharing your wisdom.


Joan said...

Amen, Sister.

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