April 21, 2007 at 3:50 pm (Christian, With what I do may I worship you)

You know that three-loves-in-Greek thing* (click the link to find out more)? I’ve heard ministers at church say that Phileo is fellowship or friendship love. Eros is passionate romantic love. Agape is commitment love, and Gods love for us. (I could have gotten that wrong)

If we love God, and agape God, why can’t we eros God? If someone has a crush on someone they have an over-riding longing and its eros. Distracts you when you try to think about anything else. Why don’t we have a crush on God?  I found it beneficial to ask Him.

Someone asked what spiritual growth was and I think it can arise from eros with God.

*Why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why  no no no no no no no no no no


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God’s words

April 8, 2007 at 1:08 pm (Christian, Computing, Easter, The cardboard Apollo 6 has given the all clear)

“Today if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts…”

Maybe God is speaking to us all the time. I think about who I want to be – I want to be someone who is listening to God all the time. But just as I was thinking that today a picture came in my head of something unexpected, and that unexpected thing turned out to be reality, with an associated warning. It wasn’t thunder and lightening.

Maybe we think we are cut off from God, like our prayers hit the ceiling. I once thought that for years. But I’m starting to think that we have everything in our hands that we need for spiritual growth. Everything we need to give up and say God I need you. By give up I mean leave behind what we love and want more than God or just as much – respect, success, beauty.

Maybe we always have everything we need to give up, throw ourselves out of our comfort zone, resist the devil and flee from sin and thunder and lightening would just be a distraction.

If He is speaking to us all the time then its only our ears that are the problem and not God Himself. So God is speaking to me and doing things I am not aware of, saying things all the time – theres a message there if I could hear it.

Even if someone isn’t a Christian then God has said something to them today. Easter Sunday. The God of the whole universe, come to earth, died for our sins and ressurected so we can have hope. Not a moral hope, or a moral death, or this-is-the-symbol-we-take, but the God of the whole Universe, who with one word created billions of suns that give off more energy than a hundred Hiroshimas every second, who painted the mountains in, came and let Himself die, and came back, grabbing us by the shoulders to say “Wake up! Stop living with no reference to me.” and providing a very real mechanism in Christianity by which we can personally know Him. He’s saying lots all the time, we’re just not listening.

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