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‘Feeling’ God?

How do you ‘feel’ God’s presence? I was running one day on the mountain in the middle of a storm. I stopped to rest and watch the driving rain. Suddenly, I had an unmistakable feeling of the closeness of the Creator. I didn’t say or hear anything, but I could feel God next to me, around me, with me.

Jesus often left the noise and distraction to spend time with his Father – even when things were crazy busy. (Mark 1v35)

Can you find a quiet space this week where the only one who has your attention is God? It really doesn’t matter as long as you’re alone with Him.

Mark 1 here: http://bit.ly/1b3vQ39

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In the dry places…

Here’s a prayer for anyone in a dry place searching for things that satisfy deep desires…

‘O God, you are my God, I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you, my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself, how I praise you!

I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.

I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods, with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you, I think of you through the watches of the night.

Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.’ Psalm 63v1-7

Cool song on this by Tree63 here: http://bit.ly/1h78YES

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The God Particle?

A lot of scientists got really excited about the Big Bang Theory this week. The um, real theory – not the one about Sheldon and Penny…

What was the big deal? They found something pretty close to proof that the Big Bang Theory (14 billion years ago) is true (read the story here: http://bit.ly/NygAob )

Is that a challenge to what you believe about God the Creator? It shouldn’t be!

The Genesis story is not about how or when things came to be, it’s about who God is, who we are (and some other stuff too )

Let’s read the Bible to see what it says about God’s Story, our story and God’s new creation plan. Let’s listen to the scientists about how exactly the world around us works. It’s an awe- and worship-inspiring picture…

#GodsStoryNow

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Reading both God-books

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Where’s God when you’re studying bio, history, maths, art,[…] ? Does the work sometimes seem a bit pointless? How about seeing it this way:

‘The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
…their voice goes out into all the earth…’ (Psalm 19v1&4 http://bit.ly/16OUg1m)

God has given us a book – the Bible – to know God better, but God has written another ‘book’ – the whole creation: everything that exists, everything that humans have done in history either show us something about God or the Story God is writing.

Ask God to open your eyes to that other ‘book’ as you study – I think you’ll find God has been there all along.
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