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The Way

This is what the Lord says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:  “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.-Isaiah 43:16-19 

Did you know that God makes a way where there is no way?  You don't see a way.  See God who makes a way where there is no way.  See God in your heart, with your eyes of faith.

If you are God's child, God will take care of you.  He makes a way, like a good father or mother makes a way for their own child.  

God loves to surprise his children.  The way he makes and the gifts he gives are surprises for you.  He knows you and what you will be thrilled by.  God makes a way for you.  See God and see the new way with your eyes of faith.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:18

If you are brokenhearted, the Lord is with you.  He is close you you.  Whatever your problem is, whatever your past, and however crushed you are by life; God has a way out and a way on just for you.  God is with you in your weakness, and your no-energy feeling of hopelessness.  He has got you and he has a way out for you.

A broken spirit is my sacrifice, God. You won’t despise a heart, God, that is broken and crushed.
-Psalm 51:17

We need not be ashamed of our brokenness before God.  God wants us to show him our wounds.  The highest form of worship is lament.  God wants our sorrows, our hurts, our broken parts.  True joy is when we receive God's love when we feeling worthless.  Listen to Augustine:
"In my deepest wound I saw your Glory, and it astounded me."
 This is where Jesus wants to be let in to.  He wants you to know his love, in spite of what you have done, or what has been done to you.  He wants to love you with your ugly exposed.

When they finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.”

Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
-John 21:17
All that God asks of us is that we love him where we are.  That love is the basis for ministry or service.


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