When there is a relationship with God there is a possibility to grow

When we are looking for some one for having a good or close relationship with, we can assure you the best one to have a good relationship with is the Most High Divine Creator God Who made it possible for you to be here in the first place.

Having a relationship with Him is a requirement for each living soul (human being). The divine Maker of all things wants His creatures to be connected with Him and to have a loving relationship with them as a Father – son relationship, or even more or stronger.

Many people may feel very lonely in this world. Many may also feel very empty.

Emptiness in our heart is the lack of fulfilment in being a set apart or sacred being in the universe. Normally each human being is, from the beginning of times, written in the Book of Life and Death. In that book are all the names of those who shall live and die and of those who shall be able to live again after they died, but also of those who shall have to face their second death after they were taken out of the dead to come before the judgement stool of the returned Jesus Christ.

In this world we are placed and have to find ways to live. We can feel very bad in it or be very happy in it. Though it must be said that there are people whatever they try to do they do not seem to find happiness nor luck or find success in what they are trying to fulfil.

You should know when you feel empty, when you feel a great big void like a very deep well or big hole, then it probably is that there is not yet that light which is available for you too.
You may think there is nothing that can fill that hole, but there really is. There is even such Supreme Being that on top of the hole can build a mountain so high that you shall be able to look down at this terrible word and wonder why you did not see it earlier or did not find Him earlier.

It is never too late to go for Him. Go and find the One Who is the Only One Who is much stronger and grater than any man on this earth or any being in the universe.

Though no man can see Him, He is the Most Powerful, the Mightiest of all. He is also the One Who can give everything you need: fulfilled hope and luck.

If you feel emptiness in your soul He is the One to look for. He is the One Who makes it possible to be found.
But to find Him one must do something.
One has to be willing to find God and therefore to open the mind and heart and let Him to come into the personal being.
One has to let Him fill the heart with the warmth and knowledge of His Word.

Let Him fill your heart and soul, i.e. your whole being, and you shall become richer and richer (in spirit) by the day.

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When there is a God is it possible to relate to Him

Life and an assembly of books

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Additional reading

  1. Creation purpose and warranty
  2. Luck
  3. Experiencing God
  4. Standing within proximity of the glory of God
  5. A Living Faith #10: Our manner of Life #2
  6. Let not sin reign in your mortal body
  7. Sharing the depth of God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge
  8. Divine Plan and an Imperfect creation
  9. Not about personal salvation but about a bigger Plan
  10. Preparing for the Kingdom
  11. A way to prepare for the Kingdom
  12. The fear of the Lord
  13. Man’s own fault and the choice to flee from fear
  14. Best intimate relation to look for
  15. Own Private Words to bring into a good relationship
  16. Illuminating our minds and watching out
  17. Why think that (4) … God would reveal himself in words
  18. Being in tune with God
  19. Understanding God’s Wrath
  20. God’s never-ending stream of much-needed mercies
  21. This was my reward
  22. Bring praise to the Creator
  23. Not staying alone in your search for truth
  24. Mortal Soul and Mortal Psyche #5 Mortality of man and mortality of the spirit

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  7. Can’t or won’t?
  8. Daily Thoughts from Exodus: Divine Direction
  9. Persevere
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All about love, not needing disasters

When we go looking for God we should realise that God is all about love. When we are not willing to love ourselves (being creatures created in the image of God), love those around us, love the creatures, animals and plants around us, it will be difficult to come to see where God’s Hand is at work.

Lots of people do not see God at work as long as everything looks good for them, but as soon something terrible happens in their life they start looking for God. Though we do not need something terrible to happen in our life for going to look for God or to find Him. He is everywhere and wants to be found.

A rope tornado in its dissipating stage, Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

He does not punishes anybody with earthquakes, tsunamis or other natural disasters. He is a God of love who calls for His creatures without putting an extra burden onto them. When we are willing to look at the beauty of the earth around us we shall come to see the Master’s Hand.

Surrounded by all luxurious materials we live in a world where many are not interested in God, but that should not keep you away form looking for Him. All those things you see around you should make you wonder if you deserve them and how it comes to be possible to live in such a world of technology and wonders of nature.

Every season brings new and different beauties and shows how miraculously inventive everything is made. No man would ever be capable to make such microcosm.

There is the miniature world which surpasses anything what man can make. Though man wants to place himself most often in the centre of the universe he is just a small-scale model of that grand universe, which is spoken off in the Book of books, presenting the many stars as grains of sands on the beach, uncountable.

“Man is callyd the lasse worlde, for he shewyth in hymselfe lyknesse of all the worlde,”

wrote John Trevisa when he translated the Latin text of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’ encyclopedia in the 14th century. {Examples of microcosm in a sentence – Merriam Webster dictionary}

English: The stages of life from infancy to ol...
The stages of life from infancy to old age. Woodcut from De proprietatibus rerum by Bartholomeus Anglicus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Putting one foot in front of the other, to keep going in this system of things, each person receives many influences and can have contact with many ideas or thoughts, bringing him in positions to chose.

When hearing all those people expressing their ideas, being confronted with so much variety of understandings, you should know that there is that Book of books which can give so much clarification and which can give you so much insight, making your search so much easier. Therefore best provide yourself with a copy of the bible.
In it you shall be able to find examples of many people who also where doubting about their existence and the role of a god or the God in it. In it you shall also hear about disasters that took take place and about trouble people got themselves in, and how God came to their rescue.

By going back in history looking at the many examples who found God and who let themselves be guided by God you also shall be able to find God.

Try finding people around you with whom you can talk about God and about His creation. Know that it does not always have to be big churches that are bringing Biblical truth. Remember also that Jesus gave his followers the task to go out into the world to preach the gospel of the coming Kingdom. Try to talk to such people who walk on the streets or who come at your doorstep. Those preachers following Jesus probably are the best ones to get you on your way to look for God.

We are here for you. In the hope of helping you, we also hope you shall be able to find some sincere lovers of God in your neighbourhood to help you. But do not worry if you do not find them. Even on your own, you shall be able to find God if you sincerely want to look for Him.

Do not wait until something bad happens in your life, but start today, not postponing because it is now you have to live with the idea that it can be finished at any moment.

Success.

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  2. Live …
  3. Doubting and going astray
  4. Experiencing God
  5. Creator and Blogger God 5 Things to tell
  6. Creator and Blogger God 6 For His people
  7. Creator and Blogger God 7 A Blog of a Book 1 Believing the Blogger
  8. The very very beginning 2 The Word and words
  9. Necessity of a revelation of creation 8 By no means unintelligible or mysterious to people
  10. Best intimate relation to look for
  11. Jehovah God Maker of the entire universe served by a well-trained army
  12. Are you looking for answers and Are you looking for God
  13. May the Lord direct your hearts to …
  14. Great things being heard and seen, sings of God
  15. Summerholiday season time to read the Bible
  16. Material gain to honour God
  17. Cognizance at the doorstep or at the internet socket
  18. Dealing With the “Silence” of God
  19. Perishable non theologians daring to go out to preach
  20. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love
  21. God demonstrates his own love
  22. He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
  23. What Jesus did: First things first
  24. The Law of Christ: Law of Love
  25. Unconditional love
  26. Christianity is a love affair
  27. When discouraged facing opposition
  28. Suffering redemptive because Jesus redeemed us from sin
  29. Engaging the enemy
  30. If You want to start winning the war
  31. Do not forget the important sign of belief
  32. The first on the list of the concerns of the saint
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  34. To be chained by love for another one
  35. Agape, a love to share with others from the Fruit of the Spirit
  36. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience
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  38. Life and attitude of a Christian
  39. Reflection for today: hating your brother
  40. Self-preservation is the highest law of nature
  41. A treasure which can give me everything I need
  42. Unarmed truth and unconditional love
  43. Blessed are those who freely give
  44. Work with joy and pray with love
  45. No fear in love
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  48. The Greatest of These is Love
  49. Love envieth not
  50. Growth in character
  51. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness
  52. Spread love everywhere you go
  53. Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair
  54. When we love we do not need laws
  55. Love turns one person into two; and two into one
  56. Love is like playing the piano
  57. Love will cure more sins than condemnation
  58. Love and cultivate that which is pure
  59. If we love one another, God lives in us
  60. Those who make peace should plant peace like a seed
  61. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #16 Benefits of praying
  62. God let my compassionate affection be tolerant and kind
  63. The Spirit of God imparts love,inspires hope, and gives liberty
  64. A Living Faith #2 State of your faith
  65. A Living Faith #3 Faith put into action
  66. A Living Faith #5 Perseverance
  67. Observing the commandments and becoming doers of the Word
  68. When not seeing or not finding a biblically sound church
  69. When seeing a biblically sound church
  70. a little church
  71. Small churches of the few Christadelphians

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For Dutch speaking readers #1 On the first component of a triptych

English: A representation of the relation amon...
A representation of the relation among complexity classes, which are subsets of each other. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On this site only English articles are presented, but for most of them a translation in Dutch shall be provided and shared between the triptych concerning the “Looking and Finding God”.

As such texts in Dutch may be found on “Op zoek naar God“, “De Weg naar God” and on “God vinden“.

Op zoek naar God = A la recherche de Dieu = Looking for God
Op zoek naar God = A la recherche de Dieu = Looking for God

At the moment the material of the previous postings is cut in different parts and presented as follows:

On the first component “Op zoek naar God” (Seeking God) you may find

After the Welcome message “Welkomstboodschap”  we look at the beginning of our world with “Ontstaan van ons wereldbestel”  and let our readers know that the idea of a certain evolution does not have to stand in the way of religious thinking. (Evolutieleer hoeft zoeken naar God niet in de weg te staan) Though when looking at the evolution and how are world continues it requires many thoughts and lots of research. In “Onderzoek eist bewijsvoering en afgaan op bewijsmateriaal” we want to get our readers to understand that by research we do have to use sufficient research material and have to look sincerely at the proofs our environment gives about certain events.

English: Right sole print showing a great degr...
Right sole print showing a great degree of complexity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We also are aware that man has lots of questions bothering him and that he needs answers on them. “Met vragen zitten over ontstaan en redenen van zijn” bring to the forefront that we may have lots of questions about our being and the reasons of our being here. “Ontstaan en complexiteit in de natuur verwijzend naar Bijzondere Oorzaak” (Origin and complexity in nature referring to Special Cause) looks at the beginning of man and the complexity behind our being or existence. In a certain way when we look at nature and how all the existing things have such a complexity which goes above the brains and capacity of man, it shows how a particular Mighty Hand or Supreme Being has to be above it. (Complexiteit, organisatie en precisie bewijzen intelligente Ontwerper = Complexity, organization and precision evidence intelligent Designer)

English: This is a map of the new field of soc...
This is a map of the new field of sociology and complexity science (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In “Argumenten tegen Bijbelse scheppingsverhaal ontzenuwd” (Arguments against biblical creation story refuted) we look at the creation and how certain people their ideas are contradicted and how we should better look at other Biblical texts (taking the whole 66 books their sayings into account) before we jump to conclusions. None of the texts may be separated from the other.

Romans 15:4 (RNKJV)
4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

1 Corinthians 10:11  (RNKJV)
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

2 Timothy 3:16  (RNKJV)
All scripture is given by inspiration of יהוה, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Timothy 3:17  (RNKJV)
That the man of יהוה may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Looking at those books we have to come to know what to look for and where to look for. In “Welke dingen zoeken” (To look for what) we give a start to the quest for “the unseen” and bring an introduction to “De zoeker naar God en wereldse schatten” (The seeker for God and worldly treasures)

When you want to go on a search for truth and for God you may doubt if you would have enough time and if you could arrange it with your school-, home- or professional work. In “Werken, studeren en zoeken samen mogelijk” (Work, study and search together possible) we show our readers that it is possible to have your worldly duties not suffering under your spiritual duties. Going on a quest to find the truth, looking for the reasons of our being, has not to intervene with our normal daily duties. You can do both together, searching for God and searching for a normal life. It even helps to look for God in getting a more successful life.

English: Pentagram with one point up (de Guait...
Pentagram with one point up (de Guaita) Includes form of the “Pentagrammaton” (i.e. an incorrect attempt to derive a version of the Hebrew name of Jesus by adding the letter shin ש in the middle of the Tetragrammaton divine name yod-he-waw-he יהוה ). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On every bodies lips will be if we can sense God. In “Kan men God zoeken en ervaren” (Is it possible to look for God and to experience God) Yes it is possible when we look for God to find Him and to experience Him, though God can not be seen, but all He does can be seen and experienced.

At the start of your quest you may wonder if  there can be a connection between God and man > “Is er een verbinding tussen God en mens?
Is it possible to connect to something one can not touch nor see? > “Kan men een verbinding maken met iets dat men niet kan aanraken” (Can you make a connection to something that one can not touch)

On this site and our counterparts (in English and Dutch) we love to show that though there may be many ways to get somewhere, there is a road pattern presented to us, to easily find the right and shortest way to follow to go through a small gate and to make the right connection. > “Wegpatroon volgen om verbindingen aan te gaan” (Road pattern to follow to get links)

We do have to be conscious that there are roadblocks. In this world there are many things which stand in the way to come to a good relationship with the One Unseen Who is behind everything. Materialism is the killer which has here eyes on each of us.  In “Materie en tijdelijkheid” (Matter and temporal) we look at those things which surround us and attract a lot of people. The majority in this world is convinced that richness of wealthy materialistic things shall bring them unfinished luck, joy and good friendship with others. In their conceitedness they lounge away from real luck, deceived by commercialism and media who lure us in all sorts, but the wrong adventures.

We all have to face the restricted lifespan of everything. “Het levende, het verderfelijke en het gestorvene” (The living, the pernicious and that what died) looks at all those things which surround us and which would like to gather, but should know about them, that we can not take them with us in our grave to another life.

We must know that there shall come a time when there shall be looked at the people who behaved themselves well, the good ones and the bad ones of this earth. “Goeden, slechten en het zichtbare en onzichtbare” (Good, bad and the visible and invisible) brings a sort of warning that we should take in mind what will be important in later days.

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Nederlandstaligen zulen voor een groot deel de Engelse teksten, die op deze en de Weebly site worden gebracht, ook in meerdere hoofdstukken verdeeld vinden onder de drie onderdelen van de triptiek.

Hierbocen wordt even een overzicht verschaft van wat de aanvang van “Op zoek naar God” in het Nederlands te bieden heeft.

In het volgende hoofdstuk kijken wij naar de begin inhoud van het tweede luik van de triptiek om God te zoeken en te vinden.

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Looking for the perceptible or the latent or what needed for us

We should not be so caught up with the “things of this world” that we forget what really matters.

English: St. Augustine of Hippo
Churches bringing their own myths and doctrinal teachings – St. Augustine of Hippo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this system of things most people love to follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever they want to hear. Most people will reject the truth and follow strange myths, because they look more interesting or intriguing than that what is plainly told in the Holy Scriptures (2 Timothy 4:3-5) . You who want to know more about life, your reason why being here, wanting to know What or Who is about your life, should keep a clear mind in every situation.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” So began St. Augustine of Hippo in his famous spiritual autobiography, Confessions.

If you are feeling this restless tug on your own soul, you’ve come to a good place.

With our writings we want to show you the Way to God by providing some honest, thoughtful writings on the search for truth and God and showing you biblical teachings concerning man’s position and God‘s place in the universe.

We would like to convince you that Christianity might be the best solution for you. It can satisfy both our hearts and our minds. Christianity is not only a comprehensive worldview, but reveals to us a God who lovingly meets both our existential needs and our longing for truth and salvation from all these troubles of the earth.

Though God can not be seen He is real and we do hope that these articles will be useful to you in your search to know God.

The problem with many people is that they created an illusionary God, making Him like they see any other man. They If we envisage God as a person clothed with epithets such as powerful, loving, just, fear-inspiring and omnipotent, creating a manmade image.

In his book, The Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud points out

“Religion comprises a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality.” In other words we have an innate tendency to invent the particular God that suits our needs. Ironically this is precisely what the second commandment fulminates against. A paradox lies at the heart of the doorstep caller’s question. The more you claim to know God and attempt to delineate his nature the less likely you are to have hit the bull’s eye.

We must be careful not to become trapped in the world’s imaginable ideas of godheads or should do everything to escape from this impasse by re-orienteering our thought forms.

Some may say

Faith is not the progressive unearthing of God’s nature but a recognition that he/she is fundamentally unknowable.

They forget that God Himself has given His Word to come to get to know Him. He provided all means to find truth and to find harmony and Him and to get to know more about Him, His intentions and His people.

Jan Van Ruysbroeck, the 14th century Augustinian and man of prayer, maintained that

“God is immeasurable and incomprehensible, unattainable and unfathomable”.

St John of the Cross, one of the pillars of western mysticism, put it even more succinctly:

“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he travels on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

for sure the world walks already many centuries in the dark and it is getting high time to come into the light. Light provided by the Majestic Majesty Himself. Many are rudderless in a sea of uncertainty. All the old props of a father God, prayer as colloquy with a personal deity and faith as a clear-cut assent to a set of credal formulations has been deconstructed and abandoned.

The school, with the statue of its Patron Sain...
The school, with the statue of its Patron Saint, St. Augustine of Hippo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We must know that man has created lots of dogma’s, teachings people would have to believe to be so but of which they had to know they must believe it to be true though it might be so unbelievable, because man could not comprehend it. Do know God did not make it so complicated. God is a God of love, order and tranquillity, who wants people to know Him.

We have to release us from the burden of kowtowing to the dictates of what people say what would be in a holy book. We should liberate us from the human dictations and consider more what is really written in the Book of books. By opening our eyes wanting to come to see what is really written in the Bible we shall be able to become  relieved of the intellectual difficulties of accepting the dogmatic assertions of an ecclesiastical hierarchy.

Listening to the Maker himself, letting the Words of God come to you, you shall come to see how chains may become unlocked. You shall notice how you too may be liberated and can follow your own spiritual path. Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk, spent a lifetime doing just this and found it uncovered an oasis of calmness and peace.

“Follow my ways and I will lead you to golden-haired suns, Logos and music, blameless joys, Innocent of questions and beyond answers: For I, Solitude, am thine own self: I, Nothingness, am thy All. I Silence, am thy Amen!”

Give it a whirl. It might just free you from the shackles of orthodoxy and kickstart your spiritual life.

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Additional reading

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  2. The Bible: God’s Word or pious myth?
  3. Of old and new ideas to sustain power and to feel good by loving to be connected and worship something
  4. Christianity without the Trinity
  5. Preparing for the Kingdom
  6. Creator and Blogger God 10 A Blog of a Book 4 Listening to the Blogger
  7. Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ

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