Archive for August, 2008

Seek First the Kingdom

When I surrendered everything to God, including my success, it was like a burden was lifted off of me. I no longer had to drain myself because God, through Christ, would give me strength to be successful in what He wanted me to do. I only have to "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness." ~...

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“Be Not Thou Afraid…”

The first evening of my Journey, I sat down with my Bible to read.  For the past few months, I had been reading a couple of chapters from Psalms each day and highlighting a verse or passage that stuck out to me. The Psalm for that day was number 49, and God knew that was exactly the chapter that...

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Not Trying, But Trusting

I wanted to come to the Journey to the Heart so that I could get to know Jesus more intimately. What I didn’t realize is that God wanted to know me and He desired to pursue relationship with me. I had been meditating on this verse in the beginning of the week: “Search me, O God, and know my heart:...

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How Overcoming Fear Brought Miraculous Healing

I was taken sick in December 2006 and could eat nothing but bread and crackers. After several weeks I began to eat more but then my health crashed again. That cycle went on for over a year. I had no energy and I couldn't do anything active outside. Then, on the Journey to the Heart, my team studied...

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August 2008 Guys Journey

A team of thirty-five guys will be returning to Chicago tomorrow after spending a week of seeking the Lord in the beautiful Northwoods of Michigan! Pray that God will make Himself known to them as they fulfill the instruction of I Chronicles 16:11, "Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face...

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I am Yours

Lord, I am no longer my own, but Yours. Put me to what You will and rank me with whom You will. Let me be employed by You or laid aside for You, Exalted for You or brought low by You. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal. And...

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A Clear Perspective

This Journey was such a blessing to me personally. It just opened my eyes to all the things I was missing by doing my own thing. Also, it gave me a clear perspective of the importance and power to be had in mediation yet at the same time increasing my awareness of the destructive influences of pride,...

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Launched on a Mission

The trip truly was a journey deep into my heart, exposing all of the dark closets to the Light of Christ. As a result, I have never had more joy and passion for serving Christ—with my whole heart. When I cleared my heart of every affection that was competing with Christ and fully surrendered everything...

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A Longing for God

"O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still....

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The Joy of Humility

When I came on the Journey to the Heart my goal was to draw closer to God. I thought I was a pretty good person and didn’t really need to study the wrong heart attitudes. But God knew differently, and He really convicted me of my pride towards my siblings. I had thought I was so much better then them...

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