Life with God
Our relationship with God should permeate every aspect of our lives. How do we give Him our lives while still staying ourselves?
Day One: God's Will
When speaking of God's will, many people see three different aspects of it in the Bible. The first aspect is known as God's decretive, sovereign, or hidden will. This is God's "ultimate" will...
For more, see: "God's Will"
Day Two: God's Sovereignty
The sovereignty of God refers to the fact that God is in complete control of the universe. A belief in God's sovereignty is distinct from fatalism, which denies human free will. Humans are able to make genuine choices that have real consequences...
Day Three: Helping Ourselves
"God helps those who help themselves" is probably the most often quoted phrase that is not found in the Bible. This saying is usually attributed to Ben Franklin, quoted in Poor Richard's Almanac in 1757...
Day Four: Testing God
In the Bible, there are examples of both an acceptable and unacceptable kind of testing God. It's acceptable to "test" God in regard to tithes and offerings, for example, but unacceptable when the test is rooted in doubt...
For more, see: "Is it wrong to question God?"
Day Five: Angry with God
Being angry at God is something that many people, both believers and unbelievers, have wrestled with throughout time. When something tragic happens in our lives, we ask God the question, "Why?" because it is our natural response...
Day Six: Frustrated with God
Frustration is that feeling of impatience and anxiety that we get when we think our needs are not being met or when we deal with seemingly insurmountable problems. Sometimes, God is the focus of our impatience and dissatisfaction...
For more, see: "Is it wrong to feel disappointment with God?"
Day Seven: God vs. Pleasure
Some people imagine God as a cruel task master opposed to all fun or pleasure. To them, He is the God of all-seriousness or the God of rules. But this is not an accurate, biblical picture of God...
For more, see: "Is God a cosmic killjoy?"
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