Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
As a christian I love the presence of God. The presence of God feels better than any carnal pleasure; and because the presence of God feels so Good I find myself at time seeking only that part of God. The bible says: 1 John - King James 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. So in essence when we study the scripture we get to know more of God. Although it may not be the same sense of pleasure you receive when you bask in his presence in a prayer group or at a conference it is needed and the return...immeasurable. The Webster definition of worship is : extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem. As we read the word of God and learn more of him it will heighten and magnify our level of worship because we will be getting to know more of who he is and who he is, is more than worthy of any praise we could ever hope to give. I believe in the scripture that says: Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; when we get to know God and experience his presence, worship is automatic and involuntary...our spirit can't help but to reverence him for who he is. We will join the host of heaven in proclaiming his holiness. Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Penny by Joyce Myer is a book about a family who is abused by the father in the home.The father physically and emotionally abuses everyone in the home. The father also molests his two daughters. The main character in the story is the youngest of two girls. God begins to draw her to him and reach out to her through others and small signs. The book is a great read and a reminder that God is with us no matter what the situation looks like.