God friended me (and you). Why unfriend Him? Don’t let lies lay around in your thinking & muddle your mind. Ask God to shine His light on them.
You can unfriend God but you can’t block Him. God always sees your page. If you will train your inner attention to stay tuned to God’s page, the “hope of glory” will be fulfilled in you.
Repentance is a change in behavior resulting from seeing things from God’s perspective. It’s the power to do right birthed from fresh insight.
To know God through a direct friendship is much more powerful than to know about Him through someone’s religious teaching.
If church was a TV show, it could be called: “The Preacher’s Got Talent.” Church trains weekly hearers of the word, but neglects to train daily doers of the word.
Hearing with limited doing makes a church service a safe place for comfortable passivity and religious lethargy. When church attendees are given nothing to do but listen, many sit and stare but their heart isn’t there. However, God in His friendship wants to give everyone direct messages.
Sermon hearers frequently forget what they hear, but friends of God who are daring doers remember what they’ve done. Unless a sermon inspires you to remember it and then do what it says, just hearing it will do you little good. Christianity has plenty of sermon hearers, but far to few Spirit-led, friends of God who are active Bible doers!
If church would undo the tradition that makes sermon-hearing dominant and train people to be doers of the Word, we’d see miracles. A Spirit-prompted action is never lost or wasted, but we can make the Word of God “of no effect” by our tradition. (Mark 7:13.)