December 10, 2022 3:00 am
In this short episode, Pastor Greg Laurie recollects his childhood desire for a friend who could hear his prayers in times of need. We all are looking for someone to give us meaning, and God tells us that if we seek Him with all our hearts we will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
Listen in for an important truth this Christmas!
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Many of you know my story as a child. I had a tumultuous childhood. My mom was married and divorced seven times and had a lot of boyfriends in between.
We were always putting roots down and pulling them up. I lived with my mother. I went to military school. I lived with my grandparents with aunts and uncles.
So it was a lot of turmoil. I was a lonely little kid. And when I was living with my grandparents, I would pull the blanket over my head and talk to an imaginary character that I knew. I was named Mr. Nobody. And I would kind of pour my heart out to Mr. Nobody. I didn't know anyone by that name. I just made the character up. In my own simple way as a little boy, I was calling out to God.
One day I realized Mr. Nobody had a name. It was Jesus. At the age of 17, I heard the gospel in a way I understood and I asked Christ to come to my life. In the season of the wise men. Remember they came from the east to worship Him who was born the King of the Jews.
But you may not be aware of the fact that the word wise man comes from the root word magi, which also translates out to magician. These guys were into the stars. They were into astronomy and astrology. They believe falsely that the stars would direct them in life. So God says, oh, you guys like stars? I'll give you a star.
Check this star out. said to them, directed them to the child Jesus who had been born. Here's the takeaway truth. If a person is really seeking God, God will reveal himself to them. The Lord says, those that seek me will find me. You know, there's a lot of people out there in the crazy days of Christmas right now where we're all shopping and hunting for parking spaces and going to endless parties, et cetera, that are lonely and hurting. They don't know God. They don't know that Mr. Nobody has a name yet. That's where you come in. Give them the good news of who Jesus Christ is. And if you do that, that will be the merriest Christmas these folks have ever had.
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