There is a holiness God enables us to reach that transcends any of our feeble efforts. Jack Hayford, in his book, Manifest Presence, wrote his commentary in such a way it untangled a vagueness I felt when giving thought to this or whenever I heard the words that I should or I could be made … Continue reading Truth or Glare #3
Month: March 2019
Continuation of Truth or Glare.....So, what parts of the Bible should we take seriously? What does God say about our stay in this world and about our human condition? It is important to separate religion from our relationship with God in a sense some replace, delete or simply ignore much of His written word. God … Continue reading Truth or Glare #2
Reflections or deflections Our determination of what truth is should not be confused with opinions. Relying on intellect and senses alone always falls short if our dependence on truth lies with what we are sold by media, the mantras of the crowd we hang with, or hold to sentiments shared with our work peers. Remaining … Continue reading Truth or Glare
There is much diversity in worship styles, but at the heart of worship should lay an expectation of God’s presence. The power of song and music as we lift our hearts, voices or hands to God is one of the most powerful tools given us to experience His presence and feel His pleasure. His commandments … Continue reading What Does Worship Mean?
Continued from previous Eternity blog......... Buying into a worldview that no longer gives importance to the idea of a heaven or hell results in complacency in faith. Here lies the enemy’s biggest trap. Apathy. Apathy or complacency in faith serves the enemy better than any tool, just like apathy in who runs your government serves … Continue reading Is God Obsolete?
A continuation of “In My Heart Means What” (see Menu). Previously referencing Charles Swindoll’s thoughts on the “hows and whats” we put into our heart, a friend and follower of my blog added this comment (See his full comments below the first Heart blog). From another perspective though, I do think “the heart” much of … Continue reading More About Heart
Hmmmmmm!? What is your eternal perspective, meaning, does your lifestyle choices result in rewards or punishments in some life when you die? If your life was shortened by accident or infirmary, (and this can happen to anyone) are you currently at peace with what you believe happens afterwards? Most want to know what happens after … Continue reading A Perspective on Eternity
The avoidance of an atheistic position for those that don’t pursue a relationship with God is a norm today, especially with millennials and gen x’ers . It fits the “whatever, whenever, whoever” times and avoids thinking about the possibility of “His wrath”. Maybe God will let you go un-noticed, but it implies God may also … Continue reading Where Is Holiness?
“Heart colored glasses” Much thought was given my decision the Bible is inerrant (see previous blog), but I certainly don’t believe in name and claim it, either. The way this works for me is complicated, but I’ll do my best to put it into words. When I intentionally put “remembering God” and His written words … Continue reading “In My Heart” Means What?