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How many licks?

Dear Friend,

I remember when I was growing up, there was a commercial for the tootsie roll pop. A young boy wanted to know how many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop. He first asked the cow, the cow told him to ask the fox, when he asked the fox the fox told him to ask the turtle, when he asked the turtle the turtle told him to ask the owl. All the prior animals said, "I can't give you reliable information because I always wind up biting it." By the time he gets to the owl, the owl says, "Good question, let's see?" He takes the sucker and licks it three times and then bites it." Each where only able to provide him information based on their experiences, none were able to provide for him "the truth".

That is often with our soul the wisdom received comes from others, you mostly receive wisdom based on experiences. If our soul is hurt, or the soul of another person is hurt or has wrong information, then it will only give you wrong information. I love the cow, the fox and the turtle because they were honest. They said, we don't know enough yet, so go find someone wiser (see Proverbs 15:22). The little boy sought out the wise owl, but yet he only had wisdom based on his experiences. There is a wisdom that comes from above, one that gives you what you need for every circumstance, every situation that has occurred in your life. One that says trust Me, and I promise I won't forsake you (see Proverbs 3:5-6). Are you looking for away to overcome your past, your painful places? Then the solution is in the one who created you. You were made by God, for the glory of God so that you could fulfill your purpose for God. The wisdom that you seek to heal even your most broken places comes only from above (see James 3:17).

He healed my broken places,


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