Hubby and I are home from our trip to one of our most favorite places on earth. It was a whirlwind trip with lots of visits with dear friends {even making some new ones – imagine that for those of you who know my husband} and I am deep in recovery mode this week leaving little time for writing. I have been reading and meditating on a few things throughout our trip and this week too and I wanted to share some things that came across my path at the same time.
Finding Ultimate Happiness In Him |


When what I have, who I am, where I am, how I am and what I’ve got isn’t enough.
For the last several days I have been thinking about how we tend to respond when what we desire is not what we receive. We are often weak and fleshly in our response and can be tempted to question the goodness of God. I read how Ann Voskamp puts it this way in her book One Thousand Gifts…

I wake up and put the feet to the plank floors, and I believe the Serpent’s hissing lie, the repeating refrain of his campaign through the ages: God isn’t good. It’s the cornerstone of his movement. That God withholds food from His children, that God does not genuinely, fully, love us.
Doubting God’s goodness, distrusting His intent, discounted with what He’s given, we desire…
I moan that God has ripped away what I wanted. No, what I needed. Though I can hardly whisper it, I live as though He stole what I considered rightly mine: happiest children, marriage of unending bliss, long, content, death-defying days.

What I have, who I am, where I am, how I am, what I’ve got – this simply isn’t enough. That forked tongue darts and daily I live in doubt, look at my reflection, and ask: Does God really love me? If he truly, deeply loves me, why does He withhold that which I believe will fully nourish me? Why do I live in this sense of rejection, of less than, of pain? Does He not want me to be happy?

So what do we do with our desires? Should we just bury them and hope to forget them? Forget them, no, but bury them perhaps, yes. Bury them in Christ.  | In Him. |  IN CHRIST.
If you are struggling with  your desires today and wondering if God really loves you, allow this sermon jam to encourage you and help you fight off the lies of the Serpent.

This sermon jam was created by a talented graphic artist in our church family who has also done some work for Youth Impact Racing.
If you would like to hear this sermon from Rick Gamache in it’s entirety, you can listen below or click here to download to your own mp3 player.
Praying you find your joy and ultimate happiness | IN HIM | today!



Written by Heidi Brachle

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