God Revealed

I strongly believe that no purpose we could possibly pursue during our short, fleeting stay here on earth is greater than that of seeking to know God.  More.

In other words, we need God to reveal Himself.  To me.  To us.  To the world.

In response to that, I have decided to open a new dialogue.  Consider this website a place to daily implore God to reveal Himself.

I am genuinely carrying no expectations into this venture and strongly encourage you to do the same.  I know only that God must be revealed.  To my heart.  To those closest to me.  To my generation.  To this world.  So I am going to ask.  And I hope that you will join me.  Daily.  Persistently.  Fervently.

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5 Responses to “God Revealed”

  1. I agree, our greatest purpose is to get know God more intimately. To get to know Him personally. To really know His heart and thoughts toward us. To know that He truly is who he says He is and that He can and will do what He says He will. Thank you for this site.

  2. The more we know who God is, the greater we know his love for us which draws us to walk deeper in the river of faith in believing all that He has revealed in His Word to us.

  3. Janis, Ed,

    Thank you so much for adding your thoughts. I hope that you will consider joining me in this pursuit.

    See you before His throne.

  4. This is the testimony that was passed down to us – From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:26-27

    We can either seek God which we are all very interested in doing or we can do the other thing and this is perhaps reach out to Him.

    Janis – I can not agree with this comment. I agree, our greatest purpose is to get know God more intimately. To get to know Him personally. To really know His heart and thoughts toward us. To know that He truly is who he says He is and that He can and will do what He says He will. Thank you for this site.

    Our greatest purpose is not to get to know God more. Is this what kept the people of Israel in the desert for 40 years or was it their disbelief and disobedience? Even Apollos who Pricilla and Aquila found only had the baptism of John. Apollos had to be filled in from John the Baptist and halfway through the books of Acts. But this lack of knowing didn’t keep him from being obedient to what he knew or lack faith in what he knew.

    Our greatest purpose is to be obedient to the gospel and not doubt in our hearts. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. James 1:5-8

    How can we take any comfort in our seeking if we are asking God to show himself when your asking is so you can, “know the He truly is who He says He is and that He can and will do what He says He will.” Remember our father Abraham was commended for his faith because he did not doubt God and His ability to deliver. This lead to his righteousness by faith and the seal of this righteousness by faith circumcision. We are commanded to walk in the footsteps of our father Abraham.

    And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. Romans 4:11-12

    Janis maybe God is wanting you to walk in the footsteps of Abraham.

  5. Griffin,

    Welcome!!

    I think that at the root of following in the footsteps of Abraham is knowing the one we are obeying.

    This blog is not meant to discount any of these things you point out, only that we want to know God better… more intimately… with the desire to love Him with ALL our heart, ALL our soul, and ALL our mind.

    This is not to say that everything we need is not clearly laid out in scripture, on the contrary, we have in scripture all that we need to know God. But there is something else that I hope we will discover by this. And that is that there is indeed a more powerful experience of the presence of God than we are familiar with. When I read scripture that shows men falling on their face, needing the angel of the Lord to instruct them “fear not”, declaring themselves “woeful”, “vile” (etc.) when they encounter GOD, I think to myself, “Have I met this God? Or do I simply have a mental acknowledgment of Him? And, if the latter, what does it take to meet the God of scripture?”.

    In light of that, I think that the obedience you speak of can only come from a more intimate relationship with God. Without it, it seems we run the very real risk of obeying something that our intellect created from our flawed understanding of scripture. If that IS the case (and I must emphasize that I don’t know that it is) than “getting to know God more intimately” does, in fact, trump “belief and obedience”… if only for the fact that one must naturally follow the other.

    Believing and obeying are, obviously, paramount. But if the “who” behind the belief in and obedience to is important, than establishing that first is a must, no?

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