How Can We Know a Holy God?

 

Each person has been created with an inborn God-consciousness…an understanding that there is an unapproachable, powerful Presence living throughout the whole universe. Rudolf Otto argued that “the numinous” was part of every human mind, referring to the God-consciousness of man. The holiness of God is difficult for mortal man to understand. And, when man is confronted with the Presence of God, he is overwhelmed and brought to his knees. Why is this?

 

How can we know a holy, unapproachable God?

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How to Pray from Your Heart

At times, we may feel that we have to impress God when we pray. We remember the eloquent, graceful prayers we’ve heard others pray, and we try to imitate them. “After all, I want God to answer my prayers. I’d better make sure they’re just right,” we think. 

However, trying to be more acceptable to God with our prayers is not only unnecessary. It’s also harmful to our understanding of God. He is not a Teacher handing out grades. He is a Father listening to His beloved children.

If you have a personal relationship with Christ, God loves to hear your prayers. (Join us at our church in Sydney Mines  to learn how to start a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.) 

However, God doesn’t want you to try to impress Him with your prayers. He wants you to pray humbly, honestly, and confidently.

Here are 4 tips to help you pray from your heart.

 


The One Test That Divides the Wise from the Foolish

How can you tell the difference between a wise person and a foolish one? Proverbs offers one simple test to separate the wise from the foolish. Each of us will take this test over and over in our lifetime. This test is deceptively simple, and it can seem unimportant at first.  But passing this test doesn’t just prove that you are wise. It also positions you to grow in wisdom and understanding. This test prepares you to influence others. What is the one test that divides the wise from the foolish?