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Simple Story...simple choice.

For all of its many books and various authors, the Bible has a basic...very simple story; God made man. Man rejected God. God wont give up until He wins him back.
God will whisper...He will shout...He will touch and tug at our lives...He will take away our burdens...He may even take away our blessings. If we are separated from Him by a thousand steps, He'll take all of them but one. He will leave that final step to us...the choice is ours.
Please understand, His goal is not to necessarily make you happy...or rich...or famous. His goal is to make you His! His goal is not to get you what you want; it's to give you what you need.

God does what we cannot do so we can be what we dare not dream...perfect before God.

~ Vince

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good Vince, It is the true meaning of what God wants and does for us. We get mixed up sometimes and even what some of the preachers say on tv or even in church that is we follow God He will make us rich. He will but maybe not in money form but in of form of being rich in the Spirit, and rich with His love. People misunderstand the meaning of abundent life, but you have hit the nail on the hear. Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading it.
Michael

takemetomaui said...

Whoa....who shot you out of a rocket today??? VERY poignant message that cuts straight to the heart of the matter of life!!!

"His goal is not to get you what you want; it's to give you what you need." That's awesome. How unloving of a Father would He be if He gave us what we WANT all the time??? Reminds me of one of my favorite Rich Mullins songs (I know, everytime I hear a Rich Mullins song I tell you that it's my favorite...it's hard to pick just one =))

HOLD ME JESUS - Rich Mullins

Well, sometimes my life
Just don't make sense at all
When the mountains look so big
And my faith just seems so small

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
It's so hot inside my soul
I swear there must be blisters on my heart

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace

Surrender don't come natural to me
I'd rather fight You for something
I don't really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I've beat my head against so many walls
Now I'm falling down, I'm falling on my knees

And this Salvation Army band
Is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so deep
It makes my resistance seem so thin

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won't You be my Prince of Peace


But now I just have one question....how do I convince God that I really NEED an ipod???

~ Love you! Lisa

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