Posts from August 2013

Posts from August 2013

Prayer is Simple

Prayer is simple. Prayer is humanity having a conversation with God—a back and forth where one talks, the Other listens, and then One talks and the other listens. The complexity comes in on our part, never on God’s part. God is perfect, His motives are pure, and His timing is extraordinary. His hearing is perfect, His words are clear, and the tone of His voice reflects…

Authentic Prayer

Prayer, like anything else in church life, can become religious. And useless. And boring. And possibly sinful procrastination. In fact, repetitious prayer can replace authentic conversation with God and actually hinder our spiritual lives, opposing the very life of CHirst within us. Authentic conversation? The first definition in my dictionary for ‘authentic’ is: Not…

Lie to Me

From one culture to another the interpretation of lying is very different and viewed with different perspectives on its morality or lack of it. Is it moral to lie sometimes? Varied cultures answer the question very differently ; Is it right to lie to save someone’s life, health, reputation, money, job, marriage, or feelings? While we are all uncomfortable with…

God asks…

If God asks something from us, I wonder if it is because He created us to be that way, operate best that way? God asks us to confess our sins one to another.  Were we made for confession? God asks us to repent, to think again.  Were we made to change our minds and line them up with His ways? God asks us to forgive, to not judge.  Did He never intend us to judge?  Not even…

Sticky People

We as humans are designed to stick to people and most especially to God. Our souls are constructed that way. To have stickability, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity and such. As an infant we feel a part of our mother since we are in fact one with here and we go throughout our childhood becoming less and less glued to her. We create new bonds with siblings, relatives,…