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LOST...and found...I just stopped looking

This post is a reflection of my thoughts over the past couple days. I just watched the episode of LOST called "...and Found," the other day with my wife. I could not get Locke's final line in this scene out of my head. Locke's words kind of hit me in this episode. He is one of my favorite characters, though he is probably the most "out there" of the LOST cast. His thoughts about life intrigue me.Taken from LOST, Season 2.LOCKE: Bad day? [He hands her a "handkerchief"] It's clean.SUN: Thank you.LOCKE: You mind if I sit? [She motions for him to sit.]SUN: Did you see me?LOCKE: Rip apart your garden? No. [She laughs.] Sometimes I wish I had a garden to tear apart.SUN: I don't think I have ever seen you angry.LOCKE [laughing]: Oh, I used to get angry all the time. Frustrated too. SUN: You are not frustrated anymore?LOCKE: I'm not lost anymore. SUN: How did you do that?LOCKE: Same way anything lost gets found -- I stopped looking.Maybe …

Who knew it would be this hard?

Well, I'm in pursuit of the next step. I was reading an article this morning by Alissa Clark about seeking God's wisdom, and making a difference in the world. I felt challenged by her revelation from James:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding faults, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5

Her challenge:
"So, will you do that with me? Ask God for wisdom about why He’s placed you where you are right now. Watch for what He reveals to you. I will do the same."

With future life vision and family provision on my heart, I will ask God...who is the giver of all wisdom. He gives generously, all I need to do is ask and receive.

...now about that asking part. Here goes.

David
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DC

Jeremiah 23:31

You are original. You are important.

Do not waste time with second-hand information when you can know God on a personal level.

(a few thoughts from my morning journal session)

DC

I know the plans I have for you...reach out for my heart!

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."

When I seek with all my heart.

Talk about being challenged...

DC

Waiting on The Lor....no, wait, me.

I (David) made some time today to spend seeking out what is really going on in my heart. That is, after I was done surfing the web. The internet can be a huge distraction to me. I finally peeled my butt out of the chair this morning, showered, and headed down to a local coffee place. (errr...starbucks. It's hard to pass up a $1.22 cup of coffee...)

As I arrived today, there was a guy playing guitar with a harmonica dangling around his neck. I was thinking "yeah, this is where I am supposed to be." I just knew it. I sat down after ordering a cup "for here" and waited for it to brew before it came out. Awesome. Nothing like my own mug to sip. Paper cups are cool for that 2-minute coffee-stop, otherwise, I want to feel like I belong in the place I am sitting. If I am drinking out of a cup that I have to give back, I belong; kind of like a nice restaurant.

Anyways, I was able to connect with the guy who was playing, and we chatted for a bit about music an…