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FACE TO FACE: Intimate Moments with God 2/23

Posted on | February 23, 2016 | Comments Off on FACE TO FACE: Intimate Moments with God 2/23

Scripture reading: Ecclesiastes 2:1–11

Empty

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. (I Timothy 6:9)

 

It seems I never have enough Of money, cars and other stuff; And so in frantic, vain pursuit

I plunder malls and search for loot; Hoping desperately to find

Some satisfaction, peace of mind.

But all I learn at end of day: The hunger never goes away.

 

And if I try to fill the hole That gnaws within my empty soul,

With entertainment, thrills and such I find it doesn’t matter much;

All my labors are in vain Nothing stops the aching pain. All the options I have tried Accentuate the void inside.

 

I’m tired, Lord, and hungry, too I’ve tried it all . . . except for you.

If you would come and take my hand, And lead me on to Canaan land,

I’d like to taste that milk and honey Even though I have no money.

I’ve heard the food in that fair place Is free for all who come by grace.

 

My palate, Lord, has been abused, My taste buds are a bit confused. Give me a taste for living bread For in your Word, you boldly said:  “Those who eat of worldly fare Will find no satisfaction there. But he who eats of me will find Full contentment, peace of mind.”

 

Just a little more.

—John  D.  Rockefeller (when asked how much money it takes to make a man happy)

 

point to ponder Greed is like drinking salt water: It only makes you thirstier.

prayer focus For someone you know who is discontent.

 

 

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