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The God of No?
Theme of the Week: Pleasures that Really Satisfy
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. (Psalm 16:11)

Dig Deeper: Psalm 16

Long after I said yes to God in my life, I still doubted whether he said yes to me. I felt I'd never be good enough, never measure up, and never ultimately please him. When you aren't convinced someone likes you, it makes ...

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Prayer for the Week
Heavenly Father, forgive me when I seek pleasures that will never fulfill or satisfy me. May I seek you more than anything else—the giver of all that is good, enjoyable, and truly pleasurable.

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Chris Lutes

March 11, 2014  6:16pm

Joseph: I think it's saying that our ability to enjoy, find pleasure in, the beauty of creation offers proof of our eternal soul. The creation, from sunsets to awesome mountains to a field of wildflowers, offers beings made in the image of God, and made to live forever, glimpses of eternity--glimpses of heaven. And when you think about it, all of creation is "evangelistic." Check out Psalm 19:1: "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship." When eternal beings open their eyes--really open there eyes--they can't help but see that this Earth of ours points way beyond the material world and all the way "up" to the everlasting heavenly Father. Sorry, I got a little carried away. But I get kind of excited about these sorts of discussions!

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March 11, 2014  10:16am

I have trouble grasping the thought to apply on this today. Does anybody have insight to offer?

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