Is God Your Daddy?

When I was young, I felt as though all the talk referring to God as “Daddy” were irreverent at best and blasphemous at worst. How could people talk about the Creator of the Universe in such a common term?

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Is Your Soul Like a Weaned Child?

I wonder how many people have the mindset that a good relationship with God should be easy: He is Love. He doesn’t judge us harshly for our shortcomings and sins. He calls us “Beloved.”

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How Can I Improve my Relationship with God?

In the series on Loneliness, I talked about loving by laying down your soul. Of course, most of the emphasis was on doing this for other people. But what about loving God? Is that just a feeling that comes and goes? Is it something you have to drum up? Well, there is some effort involved.…

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A Religion or a Relationship: Some Suggestions

Another description of Christianity is this: Religion is man trying to reach God while Christianity is God reaching for man. What do you think? Is your Christianity more religion or relationship? Of course, a relationship with God is like any other relationship–it can have ups and downs. There can be times when you are frustrated…

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How’s Your Relationship with God?

An interesting phrase began showing up on bumper stickers and pins back in the seventies. It read “Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship”. I’m sure myriads of people were mystified, others simply accepted it without much thought either way. So, is Christianity a relationship? The Bible says so. Read Isaiah 29:13-15. Now focus on…

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I Should Forgive God?

Have you thought about any places where you might be angry at God? Have you ever taken any action on that anger? I sure did. I remember several times when I vented at Him. Where I blamed Him for not doing a good job with my life–after all, He was supposed to have good plans…

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His Love Heals Your Anger

Do you ever feel like you’re the only one who gets angry—downright furious with God? Does it seem like everybody else just blows it off? Hey, you’re not alone. Some people do only get slightly perturbed. Maybe those are the ones who have only gone through slightly painful circumstances. But if your anger has been…

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Why Would I Be Mad at God?

We are quite good at denying that we are angry, especially when that anger is directed at God. It’s painful to admit we are angry at the only one who has the power to help us. Our fearful little selves know He also has the power to destroy us—but that fear can also lead us…

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I’m Not Angry, I’m . . .

Annoyed. Indignant. Irritated. Displeased. Provoked. Disappointed. Sad. Upset. Annoyed. Frustrated. Perturbed. Tired. Numb. Do any of these words sound familiar? Every one of them is a word that indicates anger but is often used to avoid the actual term.

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Are You Mad at God?

Do you ever feel like God screwed up somehow? That He’s done a bad job with your life? Maybe you feel like He’s holding out on you or that He made promises to you and hasn’t kept them. Or that He’s judging you unfairly. Sounds like a recipe for anger to me.

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