There must be similarities because I know pursuing God is not something you did in the past or last week, it is a present continuous thing for what purpose can be found in living a life void of God? There are some quotes that would touch you if you are born again or give you a taste of following an unseen but all powerful, all consuming, all loving God. I know a lot of people want to see the consuming fire-God but I believe Jesus died so we can see the all-loving God.
An awesome truth is that loving God would make you hate sin. So I am not approving of sin in any manner. In christendom, you are always stuck defending your position on one thing or the other rather than being devoted to God with your time, resources and wherewithal. What do you think of trousers? How about weaves? Hmmm what about gay people? The religionists, the legalists and the gracists?
These days I just focus on this scripture:
6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6
Pleasing God includes having faith. Don't get distracted with the dos and donts. Seek Jesus daily. Worship. Praise. Pray. Consecrate yourself. Do the word. Stay in faith.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PAGES OF THE BOOK
Make your heart a vacuum and the Spirit will rush in to fill it. p. 12
I know and love the Holy Spirit. I am glad. Do all that you can to ensure that you don't live a life void of the Holy Ghost. And as I write, my spirit says, 'this is likely as note to self'. Okay. Noted.
Why doesn't the sky fall down? Why is it that stars and planets do not go tearing apart and ripping off into chaos? Because there is a Presence that makes all things consist - and it is the Presence of the One who upholdeth all things by the Word of His power. This is basically a spiritual explanation, for this universe can only be explained by spiritual and eternal laws. p. 74
Hmmmm! The word of God can do many things. I have experienced some, and I am eager to experience more of the power of the word. I would rather experience the word a thousand times than just teach it. Convincing people has never been my forte. Spending time with God is more like it. The word of God has power, read it expecting to not just see but to experience its power.
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Retreat time, coming up. Lord Jesus. Thanks. Fun time. Discovery time. Play time. Singing time. Dancing time. Time spent with God, with the Holy Ghost is always indescribable. Looking forward to it.
Let me share two quotes:
Hold loosely all that is not eternal. ~Agnes Maude Royden p. 21
God works powerfully, but for the most part gently and gradually. ~John Newton p. 58
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