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Sunday, 21 August 2011
05:44:50 PM (GMT)

Three dollars worth of God, please. 

The pursuit of intimacy is an intentional commitment to take steps towards God. It
is the process of God-ward motion through which we grow more deeply conscious of,
connected to and confident in Him as the only source to satisfy, sustain and secure

Romans 1:19-20    since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has
made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible
qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being
understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

It takes a more outlandish faith to believe in evolution alone than to believe in
intelligent design.  

If there is a God, has he spoken?  Say something!  He must speak if we are to have
any relationship with him.  We've all said or wanted to say to a friend, family
member, or more likely a significant other "say something!".  The bible is God's
revelation, his revealing of himself, his will, and his word to us. 

To have intimacy with him we must know him, and to know him we must hear him.  So we
read about him from his books.  Then comes the remark "But the bible was written by
men, not by God."

2 Peter 1: 12-21        So I will always remind you of these things, even though you
know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.  I think it is right
to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know
that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.  And I
will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to
remember these things.
  For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  He received
honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic
Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We
ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred

  We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will
do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day
dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.  Above all, you must understand that
no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human,
spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

So to grow we must learn and trust God's word.  We must live the word, not simply
know it.  Putting a fishing vest on doesn't make you a fisherman and being in a
garage doesn't make you a car.  So it is the same that being in a Church does not
make you a Christian.

God's word is indeed still relevant to our lives, though it was written long ago. 
For while the stories have become symbolic, their principals are precisely the same
and entirely relevant to our lives.  

If you want to read the bible but don't know where to begin, I have a suggestion. 
The book of Proverbs has 31 chapters, and trust me they aren't very long.  Please try
reading one chapter a day for a month and see.

bloodbaths says:   25 September 2011   878971  
Philippians 4:4
SithWedgie says :   26 September 2011   654094  

Its hard sometimes.  I can speak praise, but I can't always manage to
smile when I do. 


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