Entries Tagged as "Mind of God"

How can we understand the Mind of God? A moment of reflection on your Journey to More:

WHY is it when I'm hiding known sins deep in my heart, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they seem to be, I'm not able to clearly understand God's Word, distinctly see God's direction, and never receive the fullness of His blessing.


Jesus elucidates this conundrum in one of the 'Be-attitudes': "Blessed are the pure (clean and purified by confession) in heart, for they shall see God (experience, hear from, understand)." (Mt. 5:8).


From when Adam and Eve ate of the 'forbidden fruit' in the Garden, then tried to hide that 'little' act of disobedience from God (Gen. 3:8), to today's 'little' sins of rebellion and disassociation from God, He shuts Heavens door to understanding His Mind, and won't share "secret" messages from Him.

--- "Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known." Jeremiah 33:3).


Only through complete openness with Him, confession of sins to Him, and renunciation of those 'little' (no such thing as little sins), will He restore closeness of fellowship with Him.  I John: 1:9: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."


Isaiah implores (55: 6): "Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. 7Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. 8'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,' declares the LORD."


Finally, I welcome your response, and would love to hear from you - and, how can I pray for you?


God bless you richly as you seek our Precious Savior's Face. 

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A thoughtful look at Relationships. A moment of reflection on your Journey to More:

If believers are gut honest, they will admit to giving more of their time, energy, and focus, drawing closer to their friends, family, and various activities, than they do in disciplining their souls to draw ever closer to Jesus and His realized Presence.


In terms of real time, each of us needs to carefully evaluate exactly where and how Jesus fits into our established relationship structures and life --- in terms of time, energy and resources. He deserves our best...in fact He asks for our all. Does He get the very best of our soul, mind, heart and strength?


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Part II: A question with eternal consequences; Am I “expert” at “knowing” Jesus?

Uncommonly, we observe someone that knows someone or something extremely well. We can’t take our eyes off them. Our eyes become fixed on them as we stare with great admiration, uttering something like, “I wish I could do that”…or, “I would love to be able to do that”. All of us love watching specialists at anything.

The “knowing” process reminds me of a story I read about the famed violinist, Fritz Kreisler. After a concert, a fan rushed up him and gushed: “I’d give my whole life to play as beautifully as you do.” Kreisler replied, “I did.”


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Deeper into the Mind of God. A moment of reflection on your Journey to More:

Can we ever mine to the bottom of God’s Mind? No. But we can dig deeper, and “mine” deeper into His Mind. Will there be many that bridge the huge gaps between hearing…then understanding…then apprehending…and finally, actually putting into practice a life that stretches for and reaches out for true Intimacy with God? No.


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