What Does God Say?

21 Feb

Did you ever want to know what God wants you to do?

Just ask Him!

You say you do ask but don’t hear anything? Oh – I forgot the rest of the verse. James 1:5 says that if you want to know what God wants you to do, just ask him. Then expect an answer! How about that. God does not want some doubtful mind. If you don’t really expect him to answer, he won’t!

So, that brings me back to my God moments. Here’s an assignment – send me an email or a comment on this site about a time when you asked God for something specifically expecting an answer. Tell me how he answered! Believe me, God does answer prayer.

Share Your “GOD” Moment

17 Feb

Ever wondered if God still speaks to us? I have pleaded with God to just audibly tell me that he is working in my life. But yet, I didn’t hear anything. Maybe I wasn’t listening.

I have recently had two significant God experiences. I really know now that God is working in my life. I’ll tell you all about them soon. I think it is important that we tell others of the great things God does in our life. It helps lift people up and strengthens their faith.

I want to hear your stories. In fact, I want to put your story on my website. You can remain anonymous if you want. You can keep private information private. I just want others to be able to read about how active God truly is on our lives. No story is better or worse than any other. This is not a competition to see who experienced God the best. I want real God experiences. Times when you knew that God was at work in your life.

You can either leave a comment on this post or send an email to david@dipshtick.com. I can’t wait to read them!

The Christian and the Atheist

16 Feb

I came across a podcast entitled “The Christian and the Atheist”. I was intrigued so I started listening to one of their programs, “What’s Up With Church?” It was very interesting to me to see how a discussion like this could go. What I found out didn’t surprise me.

Let me ask you a question. If you had to defend your faith, could you? Could you answer the question – Why is it important to go to church? What’s up with all those denominations if Jesus is the way? Why are some priests pedophiles? What’s the difference between Catholic and Protestant? Why do people go to church and then to the casinos? How do you know there is really a God? Isn’t it all a scam just to scare people out of their money? How do you know your faith is real? How do you know you are having faith in the right God? What about Buddhists, Hindus, Wiccas and all the other religions? Are they going to hell? What is your proof that hell even exists? How can the Bible be true? There are so many contradictions. How can a loving God command that all everything be burned – even women and children? Is Christianity sexist?

The questions go on and on. If you start searching Google, you will find many resources that either support or question Christianity. Could you defend your faith?

Back to the Christian and the Atheist. I think it is easier to not believe in something. To NOT believe in God doesn’t take much thought. It’s easy to defend. Look around, do you see God? This is what I listened to. While I don’t know anything about the “Christians” true relationship with Christ, what I did hear is someone trying to defend why they are a Christian and not doing a very good job at it. Basically, in a nutshell, when asked why he goes to church his answer was “because it is tradition”. Because we’ve always just done that! Sure, the fellowship is nice but to answer why we go to church, well, because!

If you are a believer in Jesus as the Christ, then take some time to reflect on why you believe. How personal is it? If you asked my to defend my relationship with my wife, I could go on for hours. Could you do the same about your relationship with Christ?

If you don’t know yet why you believe, then maybe I can help. Lets start a discussion. What questions do you have? What do you want to know? I don’t profess to have all of the answers but I’ll sure try to answer all of the questions I receive.

You Think You Have It Bad

8 Feb

Just when you think your job sucks…………….it could be worse!

Elephant

“When you work, work hard, like you are working for Jesus because, as a Christian, you serve Christ, not men (or elephants).” (Link to NLT version… Colossians 3:23-24)