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God Not Only Wants Your Heart Whole; He Wants Your Whole Heart

Last Sunday at Sierra Pines Church, I shared about the life of Joseph from the first book in the Bible, Genesis. He was facing the toughest challenge of his life, and he had some tough ones. Sold into slavery, unjustly accused and sent to prison, then the difficult task of fulfilling all of Pharaoh’s expectations. He managed all of that. But the mixture of hurt and I hate that surged inside him when he saw his bothers who had thrown him into a pit and left him for dead...Joseph didn’t know what to do.

Maybe you don't either. Your family failed you. Your early years were hard ones. The people who should have cared for you didn't. But like Joseph, you made the best of it. You made a life for yourself. Even started your own family. You were happy to leave Canaan in the rearview mirror. But God isn’t.

He asks us to go deeper. He not only wants your whole heart; he wants your heart whole. 

Why? Because hurt people, hurt people.

Think about it. Why do you fly off the handle? Why do you avoid conflict? Why do you seek to please everyone you know? Why do you find yourself stuck and recycling the same issues over and over again?  Might your tendencies have something to do with an unhealed hurt in your heart. God wants to help you for your sake.

 If you have difficulty getting past the pain in your life,  if you keep tripping over the same hurts again and again and those hurts  hold you back from the abundant life God offers, ...........

We will be offering the HEALING THE HEARTS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK AGAIN THIS JULY 24-25 AT OUR AMAZING NWEST CAMPUS.  Checkout the bottom of my Home page for more details.

 

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