I think one of our greatest shortcomings as Christians today is left-brained knowledge of God without right-brained experience of God’s loving presence. That when my heart is longing for the faux and fleeting feeling that “just one more thing” can give me–one more purchase…one more flirtation…one more TV episode…one more experience–that instead of gratifying this empty desire, I can instead stop and gaze upon God’s beauty. I can instead sit in God’s presence. I can gaze upon his face smiling down on me (Numbers 6:24-26). I can seek his face. That his loving and majestic face is the answer to my heart’s longing.
For several years I have preached Romans 8:15-18 as a key to filling in one’s insecurities by knowing you are a son or daughter of God. If we know who we are, we won’t have to go looking for it elsewhere. The problem is, this isn’t the type of concept you can hear in a […]