God`s beggars

They pray a lot. They know their Bibles. They go to the church regurlarly. The vicar is their friend. They give huge offerings for the mission work. They are people of high moral values. In a word: idols!

But!

Their God lives far a away, somewhere in a place called Heaven. He is frightening, never satisfied with the people. He keeps distance with the sinners, or at least not interested in ordinary people and their lives.

When they pray, they beg: God, please, if possible, when I do wrong, look the other way or close your eyes, or somehow remember that we are all sinners.

When they read the Bible, they find there all the regulations and rules, don`ts ja do`s; they don`t see the promises, or if they see, they think they are conditional.

When in church, they find it a boring duty. And they can afford giving big offerings. And the vicar! He just happens to be a nice guy and it is always safe to know somebody, who might be a close friend to God, just in case.

What is lacking?

The relationship. The intimate love between the Creator and the crown of His Creation, people. Jesus came to the world to show us the real God and bring the Heaven down. In Him we find the God of love, the Bible of unconditional promises, the church empowered by the Holy Spirit and the life full of wonders.

No more begging, but enjoying the great fellowship with God, our Father, who loves His children!

Do you really like yourself?

I hope you do, because God Himself likes you. And He knows all about you, your dark sides, attitude problems, inner feelings, not so pure imagination etc. And still, He can`t but like you and love you. He wants you to be His friend.

And why is this so important to know?

It is because of the relationships: between you and God, you and others, and finally you and you, your best buddy!

Selfesteem is sometimes so complicated to figure out: is it low or high, good or bad, strong to or weak? So let us forget the whole psycho jargon for a while and let us speak about this relationship thing. Relationship means to be related with somebody, or even to be a relative with somebody. The closer we are with our friends, the free`er we are with them; we can be honest, relaxed, casual, non- pretending…just being what we are.

Our closest relative is ourself. If you hate this guy, how can you live with him/ her 24/7? Of course there are things we don`t like in our lives and we want to get better. But the first step is not hate, but love. When we realize that God, our Creator really likes us, we learn to like ourselves and this gives us motivation plus strength to grow into His likeness. Hate is always a negative force and it won`t help us to become, what we were meant to be.

Love is a positive force. With it you can laugh at yourself, you can enjoy being with yourself and it will never make you arrogantly proud. The love of God is the strongest force in the universe: when you trust Him, you find the full salvation.

As you notice, I am not a native English writer, but so what. I just wanted to tell you in a simple way, that stop hating yourself. As a follower of Jesus Christ I would encourage you to find out, who this Jesus is and why He wants to show you His love, be your relative, have you in a close relationship with Him.

Satan`s worst nightmare: God`s dreamer

If your God is like a tiny, almost invisible flee, then your dreams will be good for the secondhand fleemarket. Even atheists have bigger dreams, with which they try to transform the world.

The bigger your God, the bigger your dreams.

Our God is omnipotent and omni- anything. Start believing Him, trusting Him and acting accordingly. Start having dreams that are becoming as big as He is, start dreaming with God. You will be in a good company: Joseph of the Old Testament was a dreamer and he saved Egypt. Joseph of the New Testament saw dreams and he took care of the becoming Saviour.

The God dreamers shall become changemakers! In the power of the Holy Spirit they will become satan`s worst nightmare!

Spirit and spirits

– I don`t believe in the spirits- I believe in the Holy Spirit.
– I don`t want to be just in high spirits- I want to be energized by the Holy Spirit.
– I don`t want to be drunk by the spirits- I want to be enlivened by the Holy Spirit.
– I don`t want to be enchanted by the spirits- I want to be free in the Holy Spirit.

With the Holy Spirit there is always more to know about God`s love, more to experience God`s miracles, more to enjoy the good and Godly life. With Him you will be lost in wonder and praise.

With the spirits there is always more uncertainty, more fear, more confusion. With them you will be lost in darkness.

Choose well!