6 ways to practice the presence of God throughout your day Brother Lawrence was a monk in France during the 1600’s. He was assigned to the monastery kitchen where, amidst the tedious chores of cooking and cleaning at the constant bidding of his superiors, he developed his rule of spirituality and work. Brother Lawrence learned to retreat to a place in his heart where the love of God made every detail of his life of surpassing value. He said: “I began to live as if there were no one save God and me in the world.” Together, God and Brother Lawrence cooked meals, ran errands, scrubbed pots, and endured the scorn of the world.
Understanding Angels! A Bible Perspective to the Reality of Angels! Part 1 « The Agapegeek Blog (Ver 1.0) People generally do not believe in things that they have never seen or that they have any proof that they exist. However, the Bible says a lot about these spiritual beings we call angels and it informs us that they definitely are real and that they exist. The rest of this lesson will cover things found in the Bible about angels that you should know. Who are they, what are they, where did they come from, when did they come into existence, what is their purpose and whatever else I can find to discuss about them. I personally know people who claim to have seen angels and their descriptions of these creatures are not like the fat little baby angels you see in many books.
The Genealogy from Adam to Jesus Christ The Line of Jesus through Joseph The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king.
Love is happiness There are various kinds of love with even more definitions of each. One popular version might be described as the desire for two people to spend their lives together, with a continuing compassion for each other through good and bad times. Joseph Addison (1672-1719) puts it quite nicely this way: "Two persons who have chosen each other out of all the species with a design to be each other's mutual comfort and entertainment have, in that action, bound themselves to be good-humored, affable, discreet, forgiving, patient, and joyful, with respect to each other's frailties and perfections, to the end of their lives." Of course it isn't always easy because conflicts about ideas, choices and habits arise. Some of these conflicting situations are easy to overlook while others can be very annoying, upsetting, and continual. Some personal mannerisms of one may never suit those of the other, and compromise cannot always be reached.
Scriptures to Strengthen Your Faith (For learning to trust Him and give your problems to Him completely!) Scriptures taken from "The Book" ("The Living Bible") 1 Peter 5:7 Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. John 14:27 Bible Stories for Kids - The Armor of God ...God planned to send Jesus to save us! Save us from what? Well, when God made the world it was perfect in every way. And then Adam came along and ate the fruit God told him not to eat. Bad idea! Don't pray for money! - Richmond Christian Education Money is the first thing most people pray for when they are in need; however, people should not pray for money. There were several wealthy people in the Bible, but we read nothing about any one of them praying for money. Solomon prayed for wisdom and God gave him wisdom and riches, but neither Solomon nor Job nor Abraham nor Joseph ever prayed for money, wealth or riches and neither should we. Here is why we should never pray for money.
LOTS OF PUNS ...A guy goes into a nice restaurant bar wearing a shirt open at the collar and is met by a bouncer who tells him he must wear a necktie to gain admission. So the guy goes out to his car and he looks around for a necktie and discovers that he just doesn't have one. He sees a set of jumper cables in his trunk. In desperation he ties these around his neck, manages to fashion a fairly acceptable looking knot and lets the ends dangle free. He goes back to the restaurant and the bouncer carefully looks him over for a few minutes and then says, "Well, OK, I guess you can come in -- just don't start anything." ...This mushroom walks into a bar and starts hitting on this woman...
Obvious Proof of Gods Existence & Activity - possible? desirable? SUMMARY: God seems to prefer a balance of evidence, with reasons to believe and disbelieve, so a person's heart and will can freely (not coerced by overwhelming evidence) make the decision, and so we can develop a "living by faith" character with a trust in God serving as the foundation for all of our thoughts and actions in daily living. Yes, Evidence is Available But authentic faith is not blind faith; it is not "trying to force yourself to believe what you know is not true." Strong evidence for Christian faith can come from four sources: recorded history, science, and human experience that is first-hand (personal experience) or second-hand (interpersonal experience). A Summary In an effort to avoid misunderstanding, I want to emphasize four points: First, absolute truth does exist, even though we cannot know with absolute certainty what this truth is.
Why "Do You Take the Bible Literally?" Is the Wrong Question “Do you take the Bible literally?” That question really bothers me. It gets asked and answered in coffee shops, television networks, and TED Talks, but it is a meaningless question.