Martin Luther King Jr.
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If you were walking with a buddy and discovered a watch on the ground and your buddy said, "Look, this must be a result of matter evolving over millions of years," I would hope you would disagree. We were created by a creator and we will never be complete outside of relationship with God.
No matter what church gathering you might wander into, if you observe long enough, you will likely see some people practicing religion, and others clearly in intimate relationship with God. They are clearly not the same and religion without God is meaningless at best. Lets pursue God together.
God is not hiding from us. His Devine nature has been clearly perceived since the creation of the world (Romans 1:20). In the quietness of your heart, you and I know we are missing something without him. God says if you seek me, you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13). So let's seek God together.
So how do we seek God? We begin by telling him we want to see him (a simple prayer). We open the Bible and ask him to speak to us (reading). And we lock arms with other believers and begin our walk of faith, learning and growing together. Learning and growing is much faster with teachers and coaches.
Prayer is not more complicated than talking with God. Out loud or in your heart. No magic words or specific methods. Any time and at all times. And God loves you deeply and perfectly, so no judgement or grading. He just wants you to draw near to him in conversation.
Do you know anyone so consumed with bitterness that they suck the life out of a room? This is the evil result of unforgiveness. Just as we need to recognize that we all fall short of Gods standard and need to ask for forgiveness, we also need to forgive others as we would want God to forgive us.
In the first part of the Bible (Old Testament), it talks about a man named Enoch who walked with God! But the radical truth is that Jesus made a way for all of us to walk with God right now; we do not have to wait for heaven or death. We can walk and talk with God TODAY!
You ever feel like this world is full of "upside down" teaching? Good is boring; bad is fun; truth and morals are relative. Good grief! The real truth is that TRUTH (and morals) are ever constant and never changing. And God gives us our moral compass clearly spelled out in the Bible and our heart will confirm that.
Introvert? Extrovert? Did you know that God created us to live in community? He did. And even though some of us "recharge" when we are alone, we were made to love, serve and fellowship with one another. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17