Here is a helpful article from the late great Bible scholar J.I. Packer on the essential need for revelation from God. Simply put: Because God is infinite and we are finite, God has to reveal His nature and will to us so that we may know Him. From Crossway……………….
This is a great, concise article/devotion from Randy Alcorn. I think the problem that many atheists have with coming to faith in God is a stubborn refusal to accept that God is greater than we are and does not owe us answers to any and all of our questions. At some point, we have to choose to believe that God is God so He is wiser, more patient, kinder and more just and right than we can ever be. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries………………….
I enjoyed this brief devotion from pastor and author Mark Batterson. “The greatest moments in life are the moments when God intervenes on our behalf and blesses us way beyond what we expect or deserve. These are humble reminders of His sovereignty.”
And thank God for that! From Seth Lewis……………………..
I personally take a lot of comfort from the scriptural truth of the presence of God, and this article is a great summation of this! Here is a takeaway for me: “Scripture is clear that all of life—and, principally, the gospel life—is about being in God’s relational presence. This is why David proclaims, ‘in your presence there is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore’ (Ps 16:11).” From Crossway……………………..
Faith helps us know the voice of God
If you wish to know the voice of God as it comes to you individually, simply allow yourself to trust God to lead you into that. Ask God to speak to you and then wait attentively. He will probably speak to you clearly. But you have to understand and believe that this is even possible. Otherwise your faith will not rise to it, and you will not have the opportunity to learn. The reason I emphasize this here is because, when your friend asks about your relationship with God and the reason for your hope, you don’t want to be in the position of saying, “Well, he never speaks to me, but he speaks to lots of other people.”
From The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus. Copyright © 2015 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Some churches, speakers and authors give out the impression that we should expect or aim for dramatic and emotional experiences with God. But God most often is quiet with us, as this article argues for. Here is a takeaway for me: “We think we need a miracle to confirm God’s presence. We don’t. We need to slow down and listen. We need to drink deep of the quiet voice of God in the Scriptures, often, slowly, reflectively, and thoughtfully. Seeking the spectacular and ignoring the Scriptures is foolishness and not Christianity.” From Written For Our Instruction……………….
There is a lot of truth in this lovely article from Great and Noble Tasks. In discussing about being seen and heard, I always go back to Hagar when she and Ishmael were thrown out of the camp by Sarah, and God came to her rescue. And Hagar called God, “The God Who sees me.”
This article gives a nice, brief overview of what the Bible says about various human and divine love relationships. From Christian Crier……………..
The more I understand about God’s sovereignty, the more secure I am in His love, and the more confident I am in His provision for my life. From Crossway…………….