8 May 2015

Touching God

Submitted by theshovel

Do not pay attention to the lie built upon appearances, for Christ is not the end of life but the beginning of it. Just because we can’t see God with our fleshly eyes or touch him with our fleshly hands does not mean that he is absent in what we see or feel, for he is indeed expressed through bodies that are ever moving toward the grave. But herein is the mystery of God in the flesh! Do not despair, for we do touch and hear and see God. It’s just not where our senses tell us it has to be.



Jim, Jesus Himself said it well:


“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”


Yes it sounds lame I know. But when you consider that God Himself testified to the fact that He was literally in Christ and then proceeded to preform more miracles than could be counted as the Apostle described, then you know that we've got something here. Something unseen but real nonetheless.


Maybe we missed something.



that was WONDERFUL, adam!  absolutely wonderful!  heart

Hi guys, I'll clarify a bit here. While WE might think it “lame” that Jesus basically says to Nicademous essentially “you can't see the Spirit”, we have to remember WHO said it.


Consider the Source. wink

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I hear nothing lame in this my brother! I love that passage in John … could be one of my favorites! :)


amen, mclady!  amen!  :)  that was awesome mr. shovel-dude-man!  :)

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Thank you Sherri! :)

Always such encouragement through you brother!  Thank you again and again!!  heart


"Christ in You, the Hope"

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You are so welcome, my dear Mary!! :)


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there is no advice in this world – even if it comes from a Bible verse or a preacher’s sermon – that can produce God’s work within you. Oh, it might make you appear more spiritually productive, but the working of God doesn’t come from the practical side of the grave … but from the living side that has risen past it. When I tell you that Christ is your life, I’m telling you about the one and only present-tense reality that causes you to live as one who is truly alive in this world. source