What is the God-image you had growing up? Was God good? Was he distant? Was he passive? Was he mean? Often your childhood God-image you will carried into your adulthood. A God-image can be shaped by your parents, caregivers, authority figures, religious models or experiences. The way these influencers cared for you could have spoke louder than what they taught you doctrinally or theologically about … Continue reading Distorted God-images
Have you heard of the song by the band, The Proclaimers, with the chorus, “But I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked a thousand miles, to fall down at your door”? Well, one man’s girlfriend took those song lyrics and said, “If you walk 1,000 miles, I’ll walk up the aisle to you!” He … Continue reading walking with God
“God is king over the whole earth” (Zechariah 14:9; Psalm 47:7) God is King with A kingdom without natural border in the universe A domain relished the hearts of Your subjects A duration without conception or culmination A reign characterized by justice and righteousness God is King by A dominance unshakeable, regal and kind A vaunted power above all nations and people A Name renown … Continue reading God is King
There are days that are downright hard, ugly, and overwhelming. Sometimes there are seasons of life when all I see is what overwhelms me most. There are so many things that can overwhelm us that leave us feeling like we are sinking and can barely breath. Many of things that overwhelm can begin as good things, but become hard and ugly like a struggling marriage, a wayward … Continue reading overwhelmed
A good friend recently asked me, “If someone becomes a Christian can he hide it?” That is a good question. How would you answer that? I paused for a long moment before answering. At first I responded by answering, “Yeah, he can hide, but not for long if he really is a Christian.” Then I followed up by sharing some of Christ’s words about shining … Continue reading what God asks of you
Those who have seen God are never the same. The children of Israel asked to see the Lord of Moses, but when they saw the Lord they were afraid and ask Moses never to allow them to see God like that again [see Daniel 10:7-10, Luke 2:10, Acts 9:3-4]. In Revelation 1:9-18, John saw the awesomeness of Christ and fell as a dead man. People … Continue reading What is your response to who God is?
We live in a culture—as others before—that are not easily wowed. We pack arena’s chanting our favorite songs from our favorite band. We wait in line to see the next biggest summer blockbuster. We swarm sports stadiums to cheer our beloved team. A few years ago, I had a bucket list item come true. I went to my first ever Packers game at Lambeau Field. … Continue reading God is…