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The Greater Gift

 God rewards those who seek him. Not those who seek doctrine or religion or systems or creeds.

Many settle for these lesser passions, but the reward goes to those who settle for nothing less than Jesus himself. And what is the reward? What awaits those who seek Jesus? Nothing short of the heart of Jesus. “And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more like him” (2 Cor 3:18 TLB).

Can you think of a greater gift than to be like Jesus? Christ felt no guilt; God wants to banish yours. Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to remove yours. Jesus had no fear of death; God wants you to be fearless. Jesus had kindness for the diseased and mercy for the rebellious and courage for the challenges.

God wants you to have the same.

Max Lucado, Just Like Jesus

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One Day

In a season of losses, it is no flaw to experience sadness. Healthy sadness can help us withdraw from busy lives, take stock and maybe reset where we invest ourselves to focus on what’s precious. But for sadness to be healthy, we need the underpinning of hope. And for this life, there is only one hope. In his song, One Day, Matt Redman beautifully portrays that hope for followers of Jesus Christ.   

One day You’ll make everything new, Jesus
One day You will bind every wound
The former things shall all pass away
No more tears

One day You’ll make sense of it all, Jesus
One day every question resolved
Every anxious thought left behind
No more fear

When we all get to heaven
What a day of rejoicing that will be
When we all see Jesus
We'll sing and shout the victory

One day we will see face to face, Jesus
Is there a greater vision of grace
And in a moment, we shall be changed
On that day

And one day we’ll be free, free indeed, Jesus
One day all this struggle will cease
And we will see Your glory revealed
On that day

Listen to One Day here

 

 

 

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