Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hearing from God Through Reading His Word - Part 3

The bible used by Abraham Lincoln for his oath...
The bible used by Abraham Lincoln for his oath of office during his first inauguration in 1861. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First Step to Getting to Know God on an Intimate Basis - Read Your Bible


"I Believe in God, but I'm Not THAT Religious."

I spoke with an associate today who told me, “I believe, but I’m not religious.”  That isn’t the first time I’ve heard someone say that, and in fact I personally might have felt exactly the same for all of my 20’s and into my 30’s.  Maybe you’ve heard the same thing from friends or felt the same way at times.  

She happens to be one who has very strong beliefs in many areas of her life, including that  GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) are dangerous and should never ...

This is a section of a new book that has been created here on this blog.  The book will be available on Amazon.com April 26 under the title God Called - He Needs Your Decision!  This will be the Kindle edition.  The print edition will follow approximately May 15, and the audio is slated for availability around June 1.  

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The rest of this chapter was available free for almost a year, but has now been removed.  It is my hope that you will truly enjoy the book and that it will bless you.  Some have already reported their thoughts about the book.  

Serious Disciples of Jesus should read God Called - He Needs Your Decision!  because, according to one reviewer:

If a baby were born and failed to thrive, the family would rightly consider it a great tragedy. When a Christian is born and fails to thrive, however, many people don’t notice. God Called—He Needs Your Decision! by Randy Kirk is an invitation to Christians to thrive. It is a spiritual counterattack to the widespread misconception that “being” a Christian is a passive state. Randy invites Christians to “do” Christianity.

Katherine Harms, Editor

Are you ready to ratchet up your devotion to God and Jesus to the next level?
God Called - He Needs Your Decision! is perfect for you

Do you sometimes feel stuck in your walk and desire to be of greater service?
God Called was written for Christians just like you

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Other early reviews:

Michael J. Webb, Bestselling Author of The Master's Quilt

Randy Kirk, in his latest book, God Called—He Needs Your Decision, shows a great gift for telling his story from with the crowd.  He lets the power of the principles exert the authority.  He walks alongside other disciples and points to the principles. 

The solid structure and content of the book attract and pull the reader toward growth.  Kirk’s personal narratives are like stories shared around the fire.  He and the reader work through all the same problems, and both he and the reader experience the successes and the failures, making each very real to the reader. 

Katherine Harms

Are you hungering for a closer walk with God? Do you realize that you need something more than what you have in your spiritual life? Then God Called by Randy Kirk is the book for you to read.

From the first chapter this book caught my attention. Filled with nuggets of wisdom and the instructions and encouragement to step out in faith for a fuller walk with God, this book carefully points out what it takes to go a little further in your daily life: to become a true disciple of Christ. Easy? Not at all. But for a very real sense of satisfaction in knowing you’re doing what you’re suppose to do at the right time in your life, becoming a disciple of Christ will give you a peace and fulfillment from a choice and decision that you must make. Excuses abound plentifully, no matter what age you are, to prevent one from praying the prayer of discipleship, and yet it all depends on your desire and willingness: are you willing to become humble and forsake all to follow Christ?

Kirk’s scriptures drive home his points and his knowledge in the topic is outstanding. His examples and quotes and expounding pinpoints the problems individuals have, the cost many will have, and the solutions to a life of happiness.

I heartily recommend this book for all serious Christians!

Katherine Harms

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ersnyder said...

I can relate to your associate's comment about not wanting to be "religious." The terms "religious and religion" are kind of hot-button terms and need defining. IMO, most unbelievers correlate religion with persecution, strict rules & regulations. Basically, joy-less living! Who wants that?! "Relationship", on the other hand, sounds more appealing.

Until an individual comes into a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, human centered "religion" is all they have.

christian said...

Your statement rings true: "We don’t trust God or the Bible enough to even follow the discipline of Bible reading."

One of my most difficult struggles as a Christian is while I express a great desire to go deeper in my relationship with God, my actions often contradict my words. And this is where I believe most of us live - Christian or non-Christian. We say what we believe or what we want others to believe about us, but our daily actions are the unmistakeable revealers about what we truly desire and believe. The discrepancies between our words and our actions are revealed and this is where we should begin our journey.

Do we truly want to know God's will? Then we will read the Bible and take the time to know Him better. In my opinion, if we say we want to know Him better, but continue to skip out on this aspect of our relationship to Him, then deep down, we don't really believe who He says He is.

Randy Kirk said...

Fortunately, you are the only one other than Paul who struggles with this problem.

Seriously, you hit the ball out of the park. When we are consciously sinning, it grieves the Holy Spirit, and it makes us reluctant to even talk to God. Kind of like a little kid whose in trouble and avoids Mommy for hours, hoping it will all go away.