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Paul David Tripp (@PaulTripp) on Expansive Living

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Most of us—perhaps all of us—long for more in life. But what is the “more” we are looking for? Because we are uncertain about how to fill this longing for more, we fill it with anything we think will satisfy. Author Paul David Tripp explains why our efforts to find more, really bring us less because we are shrinking our life (our quest) down to something we can manage. We reduce our ambition to looking out for ourselves until our lives become shrink wrapped by sinful selfishness. Rather, we are to enlarge our lives to the vastness of God’s glory, for when we seek God’s glory, our lives expand. Check out this excerpt from A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You. Book Excerpt What’s so heinous about all this is that when I am content to live in my little kingdom of one, it is God who gets squeezed out. He will not shrink himself to the size of my solitary kingdom. He...

God Knows My Name by Beth Redman (@BethRedman)

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God Knows My Name: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved by Beth Redman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I cannot review this book without giving part of my story to explain how I experienced it. During a free Kindle promotion, I downloaded a copy of the book. It sat there for weeks or months and one day, I was browsing and selected it as the book I would read next. Except that was right before Christmas and I received a number of books as gifts so I was reading printed books for several weeks. During a period of depression, I was praying about my need to be seen. I felt invisible because no one seems to notice me. I distinctly felt God say, “I am the God who sees you.” I immediately recognized that as El-Roi, the name God Hagar used after she encountered God in the wilderness when she ran away from an abusive and jealous woman (Genesis 16). She said, “You are the God who sees me.” The significance to...