Really? Whatever? That is amazing…

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I was reading in John chapter 14 and had to read it a few time to really get the meaning of the passage… just to interject, I believe that most of religion and religious leaders today really do not think that God is a loving, kind Dad that wants the best for you and I and that he is not a judge or something to fear. Yes I know it says fear some in the Bible, but look at the translation, the fear is not like the fear of the horror movies. Actually He says not to fear more than He talks about anything else. Why do you think that is?, ok enough interjection, but back to John 14, Phillip an apostle ask Jesus to show him the Father, His response is , 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. (The works that He was performing, miracles, healing)12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. Ok really, Jesus did you just say anything that I ask? I have heard this verse explained away to mean a lot of other things, but I do not find a caveat here at all. What if your dad came to you and said ask anything in my name and I will do it, come on go ahead, ask me? What would you do? Would you ask, and would you get something from your dad? If it was within his power I would. Well then how much more would He love to give us what we ask for.

We fail to understand that God gave you the desires that you have in your heart, he made everything, every cell in your body and He delights in you and who you are. Why do we have such narrow minded Christianity and feel everyone has to conform to what we think. I truly believe that a lot of people are turned off by Christians and their God due to this fact. He loves you far more than you can imagine and passionately wants to have a deep personal relationship with you, one that is fulfilling,lasting and full of UNCONDITIONAL love! Nothing can ever separate you from the love of God, NOTHING! Isn’t that great, that is incredible. The creator of the universe wants to sitquiet placedown with you in the quiet place and be with you, talking and enjoying what you have with each other. Try it, find a quiet place and ask Him to come and talk to you, He will come and He will be there.

The passage in John comes after the disciples wanted to call fire from heaven to kill a prophet that was teaching in the next town, and yet He still offered “whatever you ask in my name, I will do it.” Maybe I am just being literal, but I believe He meant exactly what He said. So I am asking BIG! I think He will be tickled to make that happen.

In the quiet place at one time, God said to me, Ken, when you get here, I will never say that you trusted me too much!, I think that was an invitation to realize Him in a whole new way. He is passionate about you too…

Catching Up is going to be fun, exciting, but difficult so here goes…

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Well to catch everyone up I will use the first of a few post in a long time to get everything back to par, but it should be a lot of fun as well…

This adventure is far greater than I ever thought it would be, greater in many ways and somewhat frustrating in others. We never know what God has planned for us, but His plan is best because He know far more than we do all the time. That sound so much of a cliche that I really do not like how it sounds, but it is true. That must be the human side of me coming out in full force. Of all the things that I do not want to admit, this is one of them. I do not have a better plan or the ability to move in any direction better than He can in my life. I realize that sounds like I am inadequate, but it is not that, it is that He is so much better and this life thing than I am.

I truly believe that trusting Him si nothing more that understanding how much He really loves me and wants the best for me, therefore anything that is out there I can overcome through Him. What is more than that I have promises from Him that says just that, we are over-comers, literally. If you have read any of the other postings you realize that I take everything literally when it come to seeing Gods grace and love for me.

But I have rambled enough and will work on getting everything caught up in the next few posts!IMG_0915