Category Archives: God-shaped vacuum

Our confused culture calls God’s self-evidence, mere irrelevance.

Our confused culture calls God’s self-evidence, mere irrelevance.

Posted in corrupt culture, Creator, Diety, God calling, God is truly among you, God with us, God's voice, God-shaped vacuum, hearing God, Holy Spirit, I AM THAT I AM, prime mover, relationship with God, religion, society, spiritual, spiritual life, spiritual power, spirituality, Supreme being, The Great I AM, we hold these truths to be self-evident | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Without a heart connection, with the living God, life’s adrift on the sea of futility.

Without a heart connection, With the living God, Life’s adrift On the sea Of futility.

Posted in adrift, God calling, God is truly among you, God on the loose, God with us, God's voice, God-shaped vacuum, heart, heart care, heart connection, heart-felt, heart-felt love, relevation, salvation, sea of futility, spirit, Spirit-filled, spiritual, spiritual experience, spiritual formation, spiritual transformation, still small voice, voice of God | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Soul Needs Fracking (Frack Me, Lord.)

I woke up this morning with the word fracking in my mind?  What does that mean? Fracking is the procedure of blasting pressurized water (along with sand and chemicals) down a well so as to fracture the rock deep beneath the … Continue reading

Posted in aquifer, Bible, Biblical concept, drilling for oil, God, God calling, God-shaped vacuum, healing, hearing Jesus, heart, heart care, mining techniques, oil drilling, oil well, rivers of living water, Scriptures, search for significance, self, self-denial, self-will, selfish desires, sin, sins, soul, spiritual, spiritual growth, spiritual healing, spiritual power, spiritual transformation, submission, surrender, surrender to God, we have turned everyone to his own way | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Have You Played The God Card (Or Is It Still In Your Hand)?

Some people have “made a decision for Christ” and they think that they have played the God card.   Others have repeated a prayer asking Jesus to come into their heart and now they believe that they have played the God … Continue reading

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The “Forgive Yourself” Myth

“Love yourself–accept yourself–forgive yourself–and be good to yourself.”  –a quote from popular American speaker and writer, Leo Buscaglia.  However, Jesus said:  “Deny yourself.”  Here’s why the popular idea of “forgiving yourself” is a myth: *  You are not the judge.  … Continue reading

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Prayer That’s Not For Wimps

Here are two prayers that take great courage.  Most people, when things get desperate in their life, will pray to God for immediate help, however, only the bravest people will pray these two powerful prayers. The first one is a … Continue reading

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Logic Can’t Show You Love

Intellect can’t inspire you.  Inspiration is a matter of the heart. Logic can’t show you love.  Love comes from the heart.  (It’s even symbolized by a tiny heart, not by a tiny brain.) Mind can’t make mysticism.  Only insight in … Continue reading

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War Of The Wills

There are two wills at war in the world — the human will and God’s will.  It is a real war not just an illusion. We humans were created with free will — the ability to make our own choices … Continue reading

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In a country where you can get shot along with 70 others while going to a movie . . . we desperately need God.

A quotation from the ancient prophet, Isaiah: “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”

Posted in Christian values, Christianity, church, comfort, compassion, conviction of sin, corrupt culture, faith, God, God-shaped vacuum, His story, injury, injustice, Isaiah, justice, Lord, meaninglessness, morality, morals, political issue, popular culture, revelation, revival, salvation, search for significance, searching for significance, sinner, soul, spiritual awakening, spiritual combat, spiritual warfare, surrender to God, values, violence, violent streak | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Explaining Sin In A Post-Christian Culture

Post-Christian can be defined as:  the culture that emerges as the Christian faith loses influence in a society that has been somewhat shaped by Christian values.  The Western world is fast becoming post-Christian and popular culture has little understanding of … Continue reading

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