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November 03, 2011

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Jason Goroncy

A wonderful post Jim. Thank you.

Poetreehugger.blogspot.com

Waiting has certainly been a major theme in my life in the last few months. Having lost a sense of God's presence after a traumatic life crisis this past summer, and lost the ability to connect with God easily in prayer, I can only wait until the Almighty sees fit to again give me that assurance of the Presence. Until that happens, and hopefully even if that never happens, I hold myself open and wait, knowing God does not change.

Radical Believer

Thanks for this Jim. It's come at a good time for me. I've just started reading a book called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp which is making the point that one of the marks of our fallen nature is our ingratitude to God for the gifts he has given to us. We are too busy straining and striving for what we don't have - experiences, possessions etc - that we fail to appreciate what we do have. Part of Voskamp's journey was to deliberately begin writing a list of 1,000 things to thank God for. It sounds so easy, so trite, but she found that the simple discipline of writing these things caused her to pay more more attention to the now of her life.

There'll be a review of the book on my blog, when I've finished reading it, but that will be a while because for me this is a book to savour, not to devour thoughtlessly in one sitting.

Perpetua

Jim, this may be one of the most important posts you've written, in terms of what both we as individuals and the church as an institution need ot hear. It resonates very strongly with my own recent thinking. Thank you.

adrian

Dear Jim

You have put into a few paragraphs what many sermons struggle to include for weeks.

Thank you. Very helpful and a post I shall keep and re-read a number of times.

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No offense, but if there's a facebook like button, it'll be much easier for me to share.

Richard Matcham

This is excellent.

The haunting challenge, "where is the life we have lost in living..." aimed at a people who too often claim to be living life in all its abundance!

The irony is sensational. The church MUST indeed ask this question with great urgency.

Thank you.

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