We Need A Real God

“Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God”–Psalm 20:7.

“The madness of mornings is a key reason most of us believe we have no time. We have time, but it’s consumed by sound and fury that culminates in few accomplishments beyond getting out the door. . . .Indeed, learning to use mornings well is, in our distracted world, what separates achievement from madness”–Laura Vanderkam, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.

“But there is one thing, which may be said last, because it is most important, . . . .It is useless to dream of making headway in the knowledge of Scripture unless we are prepared to practice each new and clearly-defined duty which looms out before our view. We are taught, not for our pleasure only, but that we may do. If we will turn each holy precept or command into instant obedience, through the dear grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, God will keep nothing back from us. . .”–F.B. Meyer.

“For Jesus’ humanity was not the humanity of sinful human beings, but that possessed by Adam and Eve from their creation and before the fall. The question, then, is not whether Jesus was fully human, but whether we are. He was not merely as human as we are; he was more human than we are. He was, spiritually, the type of humanity that we will possess when we are glorified”–Millard J. Erickson, Chrisitan Theology.

“Somehow, we know that a God who is not personal is not really God, and we need a real God. Our problems are real, our failures are real, that God-image struggling within us is real, and we need somebody real on the other end of the see-saw–somebody who can balance life for us”–James M. Richardson.

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One Comment


  1. Scot Martin
    Apr 07, 2017

    I agree. I think that at times, in our desire to maintain our proper reverence for God, we somehow render and perceive Him as aloof. But I believe that He doesn’t want us to sacrifice our intimacy with Him for the sake of reverence. I think He wants us to have conversations with Him that we would have with our best friend. I think He wants to hear all the details of our hurts and joys, our questions and struggles, and our goals and successes. I think He wants us to walk with Him hand-in-hand.

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