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Denison Forum on Truth and Culture

Occasionally the conversation of, 'one's life purpose' comes up. Although the entire paragraph is true the first three sentences struck me as a profound, bankable truth. Like Descartes elegant ontological argument* of God's existence the below to is so simply poignant that I will just let it speak to your soul as the Holy Spirit comforted mine.

(I can't indent the entire paragraph of the Denison quote so will highlight the first three sentences then the entire quote).  

God's presence is real, full of love, and completely transformational. It takes what was broken and brings healing. It takes what was lost and guides us to our rightful place in the Father. It satisfies the weary, brings light to the darkness, and pours out the refreshing rain of God's love on the dryest, deepest parts of the soul. Scripture contains story after story of God coming down to meet God's children where they are, and your heavenly Father has the same heart for you as he did them. He longs to make the reality of his presence known to you. He longs to refresh you with his nearness. You were created for encountering God, and you will never be satisfied until you continually live in the experience for which you were created. Allow your desires to be stirred up to encounter the living God this week as we read powerful stories of God's people encountering his manifest presence. May you respond to God's word by seeking out that for which you were made: continual encounter with your heavenly Father.

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*If the notion of God did not include existence, it would not be supremely perfect, as it would be lacking a perfection. Consequently, the notion of a supremely perfect God who does not exist, Descartes argues, is unintelligible. Therefore, according to his nature, God must exist.

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