Have you ever wanted something so bad, you thought about or prayed for it constantly? Something of value that kept you up at night, dreaming, hoping, imagining what it would be like to finally have your heart’s desire? What about something you’ve wanted to end? Something hard and weighty — a burden you have been dragging along behind you because carrying it was so difficult?
Friends, I’ve found myself in both places. This season of life has me set squarely between them simultaneously. On one hand, I’m deeply focused on a longing for home and a place to call my own. On the other, I’m mourning the loss of what life looked like before COVID-19 and longing for the pandemic to end.
While our longings may vary, what we have in common is that we can find the answer to any and all of our longings fully met in Christ.
Before we go any further, let me introduce myself! I’m Quanny, and I’m so excited to be one of your P31 OBS study leaders as we seek to better understand our longings and their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus!
It’s no coincidence our study is happening right now. So many of us are turning up short attempting to meet our hearts’ unmet desires as best we can. It seems no matter what we try, we’re left questioning:
Is there something missing from my life?
Everything we know has changed, and our patterns have been disrupted. But I’ve got great news! Through this study, we will do something we’ve never done before — we will go through the whole Bible together as it relates to our deepest longings! Just check out the name of the study, y’all:
The Answers to Your Deepest Longings: 40 Days Through the Bible.
That says it all, right?
We will study the human longings for purpose, freedom, security, rescue, redemption, fulfillment, identity, and Christ’s return. I think we can just about sum up everything we long for in these eight categories. We will study the lives of individuals who struggled with the exact same longings as we do and realize we are not alone.
I can’t wait to dive in with you on September 7!
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Are there any questions we can answer for you about the study? Which of the eight longings do you currently most identify and struggle with? How do you attempt to fulfill it?
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