Monthly Archives: August 2011

Being Aware of God’s Presence


There is nothing closer to us than our thoughts.

Therefore, if we will fill our minds with the Lord, He will enter into our consciousness and we will have true fellowship with Him. HE PROMISES THAT HE IS ALWAYS WITH US, but we will not be CONSCIOUS of His presence unless we think of Him.

You can for example enter into a room where someone else is sitting and be so concentrating on something else that you leave the room without ever been aware that someone else was present.

 

by Joyce Meyer

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Sex proves that there is a God


And if that doesn’t convince you, then frankly I don’t know what will. We did not evolve by natural selection as Darwin theorised, and sex is fortunately an evidence for intelligent design. What am I on about???

I bumped onto the Creation Ministries Website doing research on the “possible” compatibility of the Biblical account of creation with evolution. Whilst there, I read their pamphlet (click here for it) listing 15 questions to pose to people who “believe” in evolution.

In summary, one of the points is how did sex evolve. Evolution by natural selection “claims” that survival of the fittest is the determining factor in determining how species became what they are today. The problem with reproduction, of which sex plays a part, is that it is actually the lesser of the reproductive means. In other words, reproduction through sex is not the better or stronger means of reproduction.

The other form of reproduction is asexual reproduction where the species is but one gender (normally female) who produces offspring. These offspring are exact replicas of the original (clones). From a survival perspective, this is good as during non-asexual reproduction (normal sex), only 50% of each of the parents’ genes are passed on to the new offspring. This results in a poorer “selection” for survival. Sex then as we know it, is therefore not the best method or chance for a species’ ultimate survival.

If sex then is not the best natural selecting mechanism for the continued existence of a species, how is it that we have sex? Quite frankly, it is because we have an intelligent designer called God, who chose for us (and other species) to reproduce through relational copulation (read Genesis 1 and 2).

And boy oh boy, am I glad!!! 🙂

my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say

Special revelation leads to a divine description of God


It is only at the point of special revelation that general revelation gets a “personality”. Only when God chooses to make Himself known through self-disclosure, can mankind construct any form of a truly “divine description” of God.

This was a thought that I wrote down to use in my latest assignment, but am not going to be able to insert it to be used. But I thought to share it somewhere. Where better than on the WWW?

my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say

Why is God not giving me my heart’s desires?


I got chatting with one of the parents at Tim’s school this morning about dream cars, and as we were leaving, he commented that the Bible says that God will give us the desires of our heart (Psalms 37:4), not our dreams. I walked away thinking/praying, “But aren’t they the same thing?” The more I meditated on it though, the more the Holy Spirit brought verses to mind that contradicted my own personal thinking.

And I came to the realisation that that is probably why a lot of people’s desires are not met by God – because they are originating in their own personal dream desires (mind) and not in their heart’s desires (spirit). The Bible is clear that there is a distinction between our mind and our heart. Consider the command to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5). Jesus repeated this command with the words heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37).

We know that our mind is controlled by our own will because we have control over what we think. Our (mind) dreams, then, are the product of our wills. If that be the case, what is “controlling” our hearts?

It is my opinion (and my opinion only at this point in time) that the heart of a person, whose life is not dedicated to God through Christ, is controlled by their own mind – their heart and their mind are one. Their own will is driving their heart’s desires. But, a person who has a personal relationship with Jesus, is being Spirit led. Their heart is being impacted by the Holy Spirit. Their heart’s desires therefore do not originate in their own will, but in the will of God. And when we pray in accordance with God’s will (what has now become our heart’s desire), He fulfils it – He gives us the desires of our heart.

my name is darryl
and this is what I have to say

PS – this is by no means a full and complete exposition of this topic. It is however, what simply came to mind. It therefore needs to be expounded and expanded more. But it is thought provoking none the less 😉

How would you like to read Genesis 24:63?


That Isaac went out to meditate at sunrise (in human terms); or “When the revolution of the earth upon its axis caused the rays of the solar luminary to impinge horizontally upon the retina, Isaac went out to meditate” (in scientifically accurate terms)? (cf. David S. Dockery – Christian Scripture: An Evangelical Perspective on Inspiration, Authority and Interpretation p48)

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