On one plate you can have fried chicken, couscous, and egg foo yong. Then I looked at the floor in the center of the room where as a teenager I had prayed to God on my knees and surrendered my life to him. In Empty No More, bestselling author Jud Wilhite explores ancient and contemporary stories that show God's love in action. I checked out the living room same tan carpet and concrete storm basement my last name still visible in black permanent marker on the bottom of an old folding chair. Jud is the author of several books, including Pursued, a New York Times bestseller, Torn, Throw it Down, and Uncensored Grace.
Jesus is so much more than our cultural mash-up has led us to believe. Whether two thousand years ago when he befriended the friendless, or right now, Jesus offers the intimacy we crave to meet our heart's cry. Whether two thousand years ago when he befriended the friendless, or right now, Jesus offers the intimacy we crave to meet our heart's cry. I allow the culture to influence my view of Jesus more than the Bible. I would never say that I am taking an intentional buffet approach to faith, but often I am nonetheless. Everyone longs to be loved. It is easy to simply morph God into all of this in a huge mash-up of faith.
Whether two thousand years ago when Jesus befriended the friendless, or right now, the intimacy we crave to meet our heart's cry is available to us. Perhaps you have developed a certain thought process about God and life that leaves you with a lingering sense of insignificance. Jesus, the great wounded healer, offers us something better than medicine, stronger than anesthesia, more powerful than antibiotics. What fundamentally changed me was a sustaining relationship with the living God. By revisiting his interactions with others I learn about the way he wants to interact with me. But the most important moment in touring the house was standing in my former bedroom. Most of our beliefs about life and faith come from a myriad of sources ranging from our childhood, our playground experiences, our upbringing, our music and movie tastes, and our textbooks and yearbooks and ebooks.
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games Irecently had the opportunity to go back to my childhood home. Returning to my old bedroom reminded me that all my efforts to change and find contentment and freedom on my own had failed by the time God grabbed hold of me. I opted for the temporary distraction of entertainment rather than spending much-needed time with God. Central is recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. The outcome is frustration and dissatisfaction. About Discover deep, soul-satisfying love Everyone longs to be loved. He is just a Buddy Christ who gives you a thumbs-up or fist-bump.
Or do you recall the season in your life when you were the most fired up about God, when it seemed he touched everything around you and your passion for him was tangible? Thankfully, when we look to the Bible we see examples of others who played their own. Jud is the author of several books, including Pursued, a New York Times bestseller, Torn, Throw it Down, and Uncensored Grace. Rediscover purpose for your life and feel satisfied in your calling. So if you feel empty inside, if you long for something more, or if you simply want to share Jesus's love with others, Empty No More is for you. Engaging and practical, Empty No More bridges the gap between what you want from life and what you are experiencing. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
Engaging and practical, this book bridges the gap between what men and women want from life and what they are experiencing. Despite all your effort and objections to the contrary, in the quiet moments you still feel empty and burnt out, in need of encouragement. Now readers can discover the soul-satisfying love they need in this engaging and practical book that explores contemporary and ancient stories showing God's love in action. I paused and whispered a prayer of thanks. If you go to one of the mega-buffets, like the Carnival World Buffet at the Rio, you can literally get food from all different parts of the world. Before we know it we have our own self-made religion, buffet style.
Think back to when you first came to faith. It is one huge buffet of perspectives, but it often leaves us confused and frustrated. Too often I had played my own type of hunger games—not physical hunger or survival games like The Hunger Games novel, but spiritual hunger games. Now readers can discover the soul-satisfying love they need in this engaging and practical book that explores contemporary and ancient stories showing God's love in action. The problem, writes Jud Wilhite, is that they often look to human relationships to fulfill them in ways God never intended. For one price you get unlimited access to all kinds of different food.
Like everyone else, I desired to be fulfilled and to experience joy, to feel significance and to live with a sense of contentment. I believed God was the one who could provide these things, but I acted like everything but God would fill my life. The way I attack a buffet is like this: the first time through, I get a little bit of everything that looks good. He and his wife, Lo Jud Wilhite is an author, speaker, and senior pastor of Central Christian Church, a church founded in Las Vegas with multiple campuses, both national and international. I remembered where I came from. If I like something, I go back and get more of it. Whether two thousand years ago-when Jesus befriended a woman who had been divorced five times, a wealthy tax man, a thief on a cross, and others-or right now, he offers the intimacy to meet a heart's cry.