By Ali Fulbright Acosta

I’ve read this verse so many times, but this morning it meant something different.

I love that this verse starts with the phrase, “you will seek Me” and not “you might seek Me”… because just that one-word conveys an entirely different message.

“You will seek me” means that He knows every one of us, from the first breath we take, will fill the missing piece in our hearts that He placed in us and will be seeking to fill that void until we find Him.

I believe through the times when I’ve felt farthest from God or when I’ve been running from His arms instead of to them; I was still seeking him.

I was seeking His unconditional love, the only love that could make my heart whole and fill it, unlike anything else in this world. I was seeking His mercy. The only mercy that is sufficient and always overflowing with second chances, regardless of how many times or how often I mess up. I was seeking His healing. The only healing that reaches deeper than just physical healing and brings restoration as it touches the heart’s brokenness.

Even when, in my stubbornness, I thought I was doing life on my own, I now see how I was only searching to find everything I needed from where I came.

He says that we will seek Him and find Him. And when we find Him, we will find eternal love, mercy, and healing: making everything that happens in the world and everything that’s hurting in us ok again.

Today, I know that seeking God with my whole heart is the only thing that will fill the voids I may still feel. Every day I pray that God will open my eyes and make His presence known as he fills that missing piece.

As you seek God in the days ahead, remember that this new year may not mean that the pandemic will end or that your struggles will go away, but it is a chance to seek God with all your heart and honestly believe that He will make all things new.

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Books • Deli • Natural Foods

351 S. State Road 434

Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3824

Phone: (407) 644-4255?•?Fax: (407) 618-0274

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Store Hours:
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Deli Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Camp Kulaqua General Store (ABC Branch)
23400 NW 212 Ave.
High Springs, FL 32643
Phone: (386) 454-7956?•?Fax: (386) 454-7976

Sunday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am -7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

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About Us

The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all families of children in grades 1-4. Our mission is to support parents and caregivers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful love relationship with Jesus Christ.
The first few years of a child’s life sets the stage for their future.  For parents/families of pre-K through fourth grade children, our Adventurer Clubs provide a safe place to encourage the development of the necessary social and interpersonal skills they need, in an environment that promotes Christian values and responsibilities.
Families will learn a variety of topics together, from character building, nature, hobbies, safety, and much more. This club also has parenting tips and resources through the family network and is designed to help you be the best parent/caregiver you can be as you partner with your child and other families to grow your kids to be the best they can be. Most clubs meet twice a month.

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