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homebrewer

I like it! My experience it that trying to get more of God can be a sidetrack vision too. He pomises to be found by those who seek Him. Knock and the door is open. No amount of effort on our part will bring Him closer to us or help us get more of Him. He surrounds us always. He puts the effort into coming to us. We choose to separate ourselves, I think not by sin, but by the shame that denies the cross and makes us want to hide like Adam and Eve.

My choice is to live naked again, shameless before the one who loves me. He intended us to live that way in the garden. We just need to let that love wash us and live openly. If there is effort on our parts it is to deny the urge to hide either in shame or in religious programs and policies that would come between us and that open love.

Darren

Matt ~ I like your thoughts on this. I too have seen the opposite trap in my own experience. Your imagery of living “naked again, shameless before the one who loves me” is how I want to live. Thanks for your comments.

bruced

Hi Darren,

Sorry I haven't commented much lately. I do come and read every day and always enjoy your words. I love the things you say. I love who you are...

michael

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." - E. B. White

Darren

Bruce ~ Thanks man! i tend to be a reader more than a comment person these days myself.

Mike ~ one word "Yup!"

John

Pardon me...much of what you write is refreshing and sobering, but why, when 'man is created in the image of God, and woman in the image of man', would you ever refer to God as 'She'? Scriptures counter that; you will not find it there. No where in them are the names of God likened to female names. You liken God to being the subordinate of the image of man instead of the other way around. Please enlighten me.

John.

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