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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Homesick for Eden

"I have planted longing for perfection in every human heart. This is a good desire, which I alone can fulfill." (164)
As long as I can remember I have battled a sense of deep disappointment over things I do that fall short of "perfect." My tendency to self-scrutinize can steal away joy and momentum. So, I need to take my eyes off myself and intentionally refocus on Jesus, and as I do, I sense His reassuring love!
Sometimes, I wonder if I am just homesick for my ancient roots, the Garden of Eden, where life was as perfect as life can get... at least here on earth!
Eden's Girl  (with a whole LOT of fig leaves!) ...dmc


  1. That is the line that stood out to me today, as well! It's interesting to consider that God has planted a desire for perfection inside of us. As we seek Him and surrender ourselves, He fulfills that natural desire! I also tend to try to be perfect and have often felt defeated when things don't go that way. I have a new appreciation for the idea of perfectionism being a gift from God instead of a curse of the type A personality! As long as we keep the focus on Him, who He is, and what He can do in us and through us!

  2. Wow, Courtney, that's a good word for all of us! Thanks!