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Utilizing God's Common Sense

Welcome to the WebSite that speaks about God in a common sense way!

God's Sense is a concept promoting, to the world, that God makes sense. Christianity is often shown in a unreachable form. It is our contention that God is extremely reachable according to the Bible and is constantly trying to reach out to each of us. Each week a selection is published for you to consider. I ask only that you reveiw and "think" about these concepts and see if you agree or disagree. If you disagree, that's OK because not everyone will agree with one concept. As long as you are thinking about God, you are taking the first step to reach out to God.

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The Walk:

            It becomes apparent we are a people that need to come to an understanding of our own presence and meaning.  Where do we stand?  What is our meaning?  Do we stand for right?  Wrong?  Good?  Evil?  What are the meanings of these anyway?  It has been said that because we are moral creatures, there is proof of God’s existence.  We guess it is all in how you look at it, but it seems right.  The lion sees nothing wrong in eating the baby gazelle.  We draw identity from our place in life and thus we realize we are good people or bad.  However, not many people see themselves as bad.  The meth head that abuses his wife, neglects his children and steals from others to feed his habit, sees himself as an OK kind of guy.  So, what makes right and how do we walk it?  There must be boundaries of what is right—laws as you will.  God has placed within us, in this age, His Holy Spirit to share with us what is right and what is wrong.  He gives to us conviction and guidance in all aspects of our lives.

            Conviction is His telling us we are wrong and in need of correction.  His guidance is a daily walk with Him as our guide (i.e. Proverbs 3:5-6).  The book of Galatians reveals to us how the Holy Spirit can be an intricate part of our lives.  Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.  {Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.}  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.  And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:16-26

            It is important we understand what Paul is writing here to the Churches in Galatia.  He felt they were having this identity crisis about who they were in Christ.  He was telling them there is a great difference in walking in the world and walking in the Spirit.  We today have such a problem!  We find even Church people who try to keep a foot in the secular world, while professing their faith.  It should not be this way, but it is!  We should affirm our faith by the way we walk in this world.  First we must examine what is meant by a walk in the flesh.  The descriptiveness of this verse is convicting and hard to embrace because it places ambition with murder; jealousness with sorcery.  Why so?  The main reason for this is that in God’s sight sin is sin.  Whether it is a little white lie or murder; it is sin!  Sin is what separates us from God! 

            But, aren’t we forgiven of all sin, little and big?  Well, yes we are!  Yet many seemingly faithful people continue to walk in the world, doing great wrong, without attempting to change.  Because I am a Christian, does that take away my responsibility in cheating you or others?  We are to walk in the Spirit and we will not be tempted to do such things.  The Spirit will tell us right and wrong.  We find we are more sensitive to the wrongs we do when we are allowing the Spirit to direct us.  When we do allow the Spirit to lead us, we find we have blessing from that.  Galatians here gives us a whole list of benefits in our walk in the Spirit.  Those benefits are: love—the greatest of all gifts to humanity.  Joy—an ability to find gladness in all situations over a long time.  Peace—is that which is within that gives contentment.  Longsuffering (patience)—in all situations we have an ability to endure.  Kindness—where we are empathetic to others.  Goodness—is our ability to be good in a world of chaos.  Faithfulness—this is our believing in God in all situations.  Gentleness—is our way of dealing with others (opposite of harshly and cruel).  Self-Control—is us rejecting wrong and embracing good.

            All of these tell us of the goodness that awaits us when we utilize the Spirit and allow Him to guide us in our daily walk.  It is more a matter of knowing and embracing!  It also involves allowing God’s Spirit to indwell and teach us what is right.  You can see here that there is much that may be accomplished by our relying upon God.  Seeking God is the first of our responsibilities in knowing God.  For when we seek Him, He is ever present to embrace you.  It is the best kept secret in what God can do to change our lives.  Although it has been proclaimed for generations, we still find people who will not embrace God.  Through Jesus, He made it easy for us to have a close relationship with God, but many reject that experience.  It is only through a walk with His Spirit that we find all the blessing and all the forgiveness of our lives.  Paul says in Romans we are all sinners, those that embrace God find a release from the penalty of our sin.  It is a matter of choice—do you want a life of blessing, or do you want to struggle in sin, which leads to ruin.  



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