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Love Well Now, Like Jesus

August 8, 2018

“Only when we give up our expectation that God will satisfy us with heaven before we get there (our inconsolable longing) will we discover our passionate desire to love well now, like Jesus (our consolable longing).”

Dr. Larry Crabb, When God’s Ways Make No Sense, Chapter 13, “The Consolable Longing,” pg 162

Questions for Reflection:
• Is God’s promise of abundant life that transforms you into Jesus’ likeness a source of joy for you or a cause of frustration?
• Do you find yourself at odds with Him, demanding that He provide the kind of comfort and ease that only heaven can provide?
• Is that frustration something you bring to Him, or do you attempt to justify or manage it on your own?
• Take some time to offer that tension to the Lord, and ask Him to attune you to His shared life which offers hope amidst all that you face today.

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