We certainly live in a world that offers many distractions that work to take our focus off of God. If left unchecked, a distraction can take the form of an obsession, which, in turn, takes the place of God in our hearts. In effect, our obsession becomes our god and one we pursue earnestly and sometimes at all costs, which only draws us further from the One and only true God. Today’s podcast addressed our propensity to wander and stray away from God, which is perhaps why He chose to make the first of ten commandments, “You shall have no other God’s before me.” As always, I hope today’s message speaks to the hearts of those whom God has set apart to listen and draw closer to Him.
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“God never leaves you nor forsakes you.” I’ve heard that before. “Jesus will leave the 99 to come after you.” I’ve heard that one too. Meanwhile, fear creeps up when life hurls a season of loneliness our way, and poof! Churchy sayings hold as much weight as thin air. Believe it or not, God is cheering us on and inviting us to thrive amidst the loneliness. Yes, it’s weird and scary, but this emptiness is a safe space where you get to hear the God of everything speak the loudest. You’re safe because God is so good at owning goodness amidst our dank, confused, lonely seasons, and because of Him, you aren’t so by yourself.”