Saturday, May 13, 2017

Recognizing God

I want to offer you some practical advice on becoming better at recognizing God.

In the Discipleship and God Podcast Series, I went over in some detail how we know what kind of person God is. I believe God is the most misunderstood person in America today, and I want to share some practical advice to change that.

1. We need to recognize that God is different from the rest of us.

The Bible presents us as living in a kind of Creator/Creature relationship with God, which is a huge difference made even bigger because the Author of the Bible looks at each of us as being sinners and says "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23 ESV)

What that means is the that character of God that was used as a template for our personalities changed, and as a result of that change, we lost what little common ground we had with God.

2. We need to recognize that God has explained how He is different from us so we can be reunited.

God wants each of us to reclaim a pure presentation of His character in our (eternal) lives. The way God intends to do that is simple - we can spend time with Him and become more like Him. Yet because we have sinned, this process requires each of us to learn exactly what kind of person God is...again.

This learning process lasts a lifetime.

3. We need a support group to help us get started and to continue growing up.

Did you know that the apostle Paul described his ministry as breastfeeding a baby in 1 Corinthians 3:1-2? The apostle Peter did as well. Peter wrote that "Like newborn infants long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation." (1 Peter 2:2 ESV)

I have been sharing Podcasts and Blog Posts hoping that I can help Christians become great saints, instead of simply being spiritually malnourished newborn Christians who can only make weird noises with their mouths to go along with dirty diapers in America today.

I want to ask you to pray for insight to learn if the "young men" and "Fathers" we can read about in 1 John 2:12-14 are becoming very rare in our Churches. I believe they are, and I am writing on this blog and sharing Podcasts to change that.

Recognizing God
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