Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on wisdom as a spiritual discipline. People with faith in God are called to continue learning and sharpening their minds, so that they might honor God with all they have. Some people label Christians as following God with blind faith. They say, “How do you know if the Bible is true?” “Why would you put your faith into some God you can’t see?” Billy Graham said, “You can’t see gravity, or the wind, you can see the effects of each, but even though not seeing, everyone believes they are true.” People with faith in God believe that God exists and He wants us to truly know Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. You can know God personally, and even though it takes faith, we believe and continue to learn with wisdom how to trust in God.
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Where do you spend time writing out your faith? What do you focus on when you write? Some like to write like a diary, some like a journal, some write scriptures and some write out the character of God. However you write, it is right for you. You grow in faith by writing down how God is growing you in faith. When we write out prayers to God, or scriptures from God, we grow in our walk with God. Writing is an excellent process when processing your faith. Don’t neglect writing.
We can talk about prayer, talk about why we pray, when to pray, what to say in prayer, who to pray for and even how to pray, but learning how to pray takes practice. We need to learn to pray, not so that we become good at prayer, rather so that we grow in godliness. Join us for a sermon on how to pray scripture meditation prayers.
There are so many religions and different views of faith in the world today. How do we know which one is the one to lead us to God? How does one know if a religion is teaching the right doctrine in order to know God personally? We explain this to you in our Easter 2017 sermon, Being Made Right With God. You will enjoy testimony from Michelle Allen also, as she describes her living faith in God. If the resurrection is true, then Christian faith is true.
When the Apostle Paul decides to go to Jerusalem, the Spirit of God warned him that trouble and hardship faced him ahead. He was not terrified or afraid. He went to Jerusalem knowing that the will of God compelled him to share God’s love with the world through Jesus. We learn what is the will of God, why we should obey it, and how to obey it. Join us for this adventure.
My pastor friend, Andy Larsen, and I went out to the West side of Seattle tonight for a few hours to talk. We brought our D-SLR cameras along to capture some scenes around Seattle’s waterfront and surroundings.
I am learning to see life with some new perspective, through a new lens if you will.
I bought a new D-SLR camera a few months ago as a new hobby to try to get used to before taking our family summer trip to Panama. I want to figure out how to use this thing a little as a way to journal history in my life a bit. One of the ways that I’m noticing God’s recent activity in my life is through transition. Being “nudged” forward from my recent pastoral call at my local church to something new is a bit unsettling for me. I didn’t expect this nudge from God so suddenly, and to such an unexpected place… which I have yet to discover.
It’s not that I don’t know if God’s going to use me somewhere in His Kingdom, or that God wants to have me join a community of faith where I get to see His glory shining again… it’s that I don’t know when, where, or how it’s all going to work out in my life.
If you’re reading this, I don’t know if you are the praying kind, or if you believe God has a sovereign plan in which He is working all things out for His good… but I believe these sorts of things.
Believing the sovereign will of God, I get to see life through a different lens of sorts. I have a profound trust in the God who made all this creation, in which I’m learning to merely capture glimpses of, at shutter-speed. I don’t have any sort of grip on what the future holds for me, but on a night like tonight in Seattle, I got to see a new picture of God’s magnificent working out of all things good for His glory in the world (or maybe just in Seattle).
The future is a little blurry to me still. Maybe God wants me to trust Him more in the journey, rather than in knowing all the details of the destination. I missed the rapture over the weekend, so maybe God has more work for me to do.
I’m going to keep receiving life’s perspective through various lenses until details can become more in focus. Until then… it’s more photo therapy for me.