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Thoughts About God · 4d ago

Beatific Vision...what is that?!

The following is an attempt to capture the essence of the beatific vision with a much fuller discussion by Kyle Strobel on the link at the end. The beatific vision (first God's own, than our...
Thoughts About God · 1W ago

why God calls us to glorify him

The call of God to glorify him is also a call to experience our greatest glory i.e. our greatest sense of value, meaning, importance, delight, joy etc.It is a call that is all about us becau...
Thoughts About God · 1W ago

everything is broken...however

Because we all live in a broken world, we all deal with hardship, struggle and pain. This is not unique to us nor are we somehow or for some reason singled out as God's target for punishment...
Thoughts About God · 2W ago

Love and a future hope... something beyond feelings

The strongest relationships are those that transcend feelings and are based on the value we place on the other. This often involves feelings for the other but not necessarily. We may not be ...
Thoughts About God · 3W ago

Pleasing God

The master who said to his servants "...well done, good and faithful servant..." raises the question of when can we and do we please God and how.  In one sense there is nothing we can do to ...
Thoughts About God · 1M ago

Self-worth or God's worth?

To *value ourselves is better than not valuing ourselves.We cannot function to the maximum of our potential if we do not see ourselves as having value and bringing value to others.However to...
Thoughts About God · 1M ago

the appeal of humility

Why is it that when we see humility in others we find it so appealing? No one likes someone who is arrogant and thinks they are "all that." Everyone likes someone who is humble. The reason? ...
Thoughts About God · 1M ago

Do you have real life?

To make life all about us assumes there's nothing greater or more important than us. But what if there is? What if true life itself is a gift that comes outside of us and all the things we s...
Thoughts About God · 1M ago

Hard wired for greatness

Reducing people to something 1less than human (such as holding someone as a political or emotional prisoner or hostage) isn't tolerated long by those being abused.  Why? Because we are image...
Thoughts About God · 1M ago

Offenders and offended

God abhors evil (wrong doing) because he loves those it harms. He hates precisely because he loves first. This same love moves God to be patient with us in our wrong doing and the harm we ca...