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“He shapes his will in us far more than he speaks his will to us.”

A thought by Erwin Raphael McManus from his book, The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life(p. 178). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I’ve just been out walking by and looking at the Pacific Ocean and I’ve just had two things came to me: One, God sure does know how to create and two, he sure knows how to create big.His Ocean is way bigger than the largest city in the world that we have created and way more beautiful.And he also is the one who created you and me and he still is interested in us even though we possibly have messed up.
Erwin says, “I wonder how many times God has asked us, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ and in false humility, we stammered and said, ‘Whatever you want to do, Lord, is fine.’”
He goes on, “The psalmist David tells us that we are to delight ourselves in the Lord and he will give us the desires of our heart (Ps. 37:4). This means we need to know our hearts, we need to know our desire…

“So often you blame God for the life you have…”

A thought by Erwin Raphael McManus from his book, The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life(p. 176). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Here is the whole thought, “So often you blame God for the life you have, but you do not know what life you want.”Is that true of you?Do you know what you really want to give your life to?
Earlier Erwin says, “What I learned from twenty years of indecisiveness is that you will either define yourself or be defined by others. You will either choose your life or live a life that was never meant to be yours. How you end is profoundly affected by how you begin. You never begin the journey of creating the life you want until you know what you want. It’s only when you know what you want that you can say no to everything that wants you. I’ve seen it over and over again. You will never get what you want until you know what you want.”
Again, Erwin said, “So often you blame God for the life yo…

“There is no journey toward God that does not bring us to each other.”