“So what’s A Divine Encounter about?” you ask.
Something that delights my heart and refreshes my spirit like nothing else is encountering my Savior and lingering long in His presence.
I’ve learned that when it comes to my time with my God, slower is better. So this little blog isn’t about me inundating you with information. There’s certainly plenty of information pretty much everywhere you look these days.
And it’s not about me gifting you with my wisdom. Oh no, certainly not. There are many others out there with much more wisdom, expressed far more eloquently.
And it’s not about me trying to convince you of something, or to persuade you to think like me, or to make choices like me, or to believe like me.
You see, as God grows me, my views on things change. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot.
My heart is thankful and my soul is secure in those things that will never change – His inerrant Word.
How He loves.
How He sacrificed.
But me? I change a lot.
And I’m overwhelmingly grateful for that. For one thing, it’s proof that He is. Proof that He exists, that He’s alive, that He’s working.
Even better, though, it’s proof that He is in me. He is alive in me, and He is working in me. He is faithfully sanctifying me – setting me apart in a world ravaged by sin. And He is persistently consecrating me – making me useful for His purposes.
Yes, I’m glad He changes me.
And I want you to know that these rambling reveries and mumbling musings of mine are not ever, no never a judgment on you if you live out your faith differently from me. Because I am on a journey and you are on a journey, and neither of us is on each other’s journeys.
I write because it helps me define and apply what God is doing in me…and because I have come to learn that He wants believers to encourage each other to seek Him wholeheartedly.
To be still and know that He is God.
To walk by faith and not by sight.
To set our affections on things above and not on things on the earth.
To store up for ourselves treasures in heaven.
To care for the poor, the widow, and the orphan.
To seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.
To love our neighbors as ourselves.
I write because He wants me to run with you in these things we know for sure…and He also wants us to love with grace in those things we don’t.
I realize that over the next months and years and decades I will change more.
Maybe my perspective will be more like yours.
And maybe yours will resemble mine.
So I ask that you read these words through a lens of grace and understand that ultimately, I’m writing for Him.
And I’m writing to you…not to manipulate you into believing just like me.
But to cheer you on as you pursue Him…
…chasing after Him with all your heart
…spending time with Him so you can get to know Him and love Him even more
…asking Him to show you truths in His Word and to show you how to live out those truths every day
…and taking hold of the hands of others, and pulling them toward Him, too.
It’s not lost on me that there are millions of choices we have regarding how to spend each moment of our days. I humbly thank you for choosing to spend a few of yours with me.
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