5 Ways to Love God with Your Mind

1. Care about the truth.

Some people think that the test of any religion is whether it is practical. For a Christian, it is important that Christianity is true. Christianity depends upon whether Jesus rose from the dead. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then a Christian’s life is wasted, and that person is still dead in sin (1 Cor. 15:17).

2. Admit the possibility of error.

If we can never be wrong, then we put ourselves in a position to never learn. Such people love their own mind rather than loving God with their mind. If we can never be wrong, we have become our own god, which is idolatry. A good thing to do is to remind ourselves of times in which we were wrong in the past and things that we have learned after admitting our error.

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Love Sought, Love Given

How do you know that God exists? How do you know that God loves you? How do you know God is present versus absent? These questions, upon the hearts of so many, have answers as real as the formative moments in your life.

As I have aged I seem to grow more and more prone to nostalgia. Many of us do this instinctively, clinging to memories past, perhaps looking backwards with the hope of seeing a purpose for our lives. When I travel to India, I make it a point to revisit time and again those significant marking points of my own life. As I recall these moments past but not forgotten, I hear the gentle voice of the God very much in the present. And God says: I was there. When on you were on your bike contemplating suicide, I was there. When you were but nine years old and your grandmother died, I arranged for her gravestone to hold in time the very verse that would lead you to conversion. I was there.

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6 Habits That Will Draw You Nearer to God

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A higher standard of loving

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian lady who helped save the lives of dozens of persecuted Jews during WW2. In 1944 the Nazis arrested her whole family. Her elderly father died ten days later and two of her siblings were released, but at the age of fifty-two Corrie, along with her sister Betsie, ended up at the German concentration camp in Ravensbruck.

Brutal prison guards and cruel nurses experimented on and tortured the women until Betsie died. Two weeks later Corrie was released due to a clerical error by the administrators.

Part of Betsie’s legacy she left her sister were these profound words:

There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”

After her release Corrie struggled to know if she would ever be able to forgive her captors for their unspeakable malevolence. But a mere three years later one of the former guards from Ravensbruck met her and asked her outright to forgive him for his part in her suffering.

Corrie was understandably extremely reluctant, but in that very moment, she prayed for God to help her to love her enemy as Christ had loved his torturers. She wrote:

Read at: http://thecripplegate.com/a-higher-standard-of-loving/

The Love of God – podcast

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Community in the Presence of God

https://pjcockrell.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/community-in-the-presence-of-god/

Love One Another Like God Loves

1 John 4:11

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

We are called to love one another like God loves us. God loves us so much He sent His Son to die for our sins. He loved us with His all.

Much of life is made up of dos and don’ts as we walk out our faith. We try to define sin and what is acceptable or unacceptable in our lives – and in the lives of others. When we create standards – we seem to judge others by that standard.  I believe we often lose sight of the most important character trait of God when we end up looking at the dos and don’ts. We tend to forget about God’s love. It is God’s love that provides us with grace – with forgiveness. John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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