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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Contradictions and our walk with Christ

Life can be one huge contradiction.

We can be at home, while feeling homeless.

We can be busy, while feeling bored.

We can be in a crowd, while feeling lonely.

We can be a believer in Christ, while experiencing many doubts about God which can frustrate, irritate and even discourage us.

These are contradictions.

We can feel holy, while at the same time be dealing with sin in our lives.

We can feel victorious in our faith, while dealing with some kind of infirmity.

Every door that opens for us can lead us to see how many more doors were closed.

There will be contradictions in your life.

But here's what I also know:  These same contradictions can bring you into touch with a deeper longing for the fulfillment of a desire that lives beneath all desires and that only God can satisfy.

What am I saying?  I am saying that the contradictions of your life, if you correctly understand them, create the desire and the longing to move toward God.

French philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote that, "in every human being's heart there is a hole that only Jesus Christ can fill."

Why not let Jesus fill up that contradiction today?

Just a thought for a Tuesday.

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