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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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Changed Life:

            As a Christian, we should let our worship become a way of life, not a one hour a week relationship.  It should invoke a lifestyle change in that our lives reflect our faith—and everyone can see it in our actions.  The word worship may be a stumbling block for some, but it is basically “all your interactions with God”.  In other words, worship is not a onetime action, but an ongoing relationship—every moment.  In this lifestyle change, everyone around you is blessed in you being a Christian.  We have said on many an occasion, “Make yourself the best you can be and all those around you will be blessed!”  This included your family, friends, people you work with, and everyone that you encounter in your daily activities.  “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16

            This new life we find in our faith, should be changing our behavior, our attitudes, even our personality.  We have always said how only God can change our basic personalities.  This is true in the strictest sense of the word.  You may try to change your life by self-help books and programs, by meditations and false beliefs, but the only true way to change is to embrace the living God—the Power of the Holy Spirit indwells in you.  This is always a positive and inspirational change that makes a permanent change in your life.  Oh, you can become entangled with the ways of the world and “lose your first love”, but you will always have the Spirit striving to lead you back to His purpose for your life.  This is the Change that makes a difference for the rest of your life.  “For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’” 2 Corinthians 6:16

            The Bible tells us how we can have a “new life” by faith in Jesus’ sacrifice and that new life can make an awesome difference in who we are.  The one who hates learns to love, the one that is angry finds peace, the one that is hurting finds comfort.  Matthew 5:3-12 tells us of all these things.  In the early Church, they learned this lesson of changed lives.  “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart…” Acts 2:46 Each day they were displaying the changed life and sharing that joy with all who would listen to their testimony.  To have a changed lifestyle is a byproduct of knowing God in this special and life changing way.  To know the God who created all things is an important part of becoming mature.  Maturity is not just growing up, it is becoming the person God intended you to become.

            Once we come to the realization that being a Christian is all about having a changed lifestyle, we find it easier to rely upon God’s guidance in our lives.  We find we do not worry so much for we are being watched over by a loving and caring God.  “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” I John 1:7  This Scripture should bring to us a joy and peace about our lives in that no matter what happens to us, we can know that we are in His hands, and that for His children, we are loved in such a very special way.  God will never forsake or leave us.

            This then leads us to the ultimate responsibility, we must get involved in sharing this relationship—we must get involved in His Kingdom Work!  We must live our faith so that all can see the “Hope” that is in us.  This Hope changes us so that others see and it drives us into a world of striving to do something for Him.  We should wake up each morning saying, “Lord, where are you working already and may I join in?”  For you see, God is not passive, but is already doing great deeds in our world today.  There are multitudes that are in His service and we should want to be a part of that “army” for God.  First, we must have this lifestyle change spoken of earlier, but after that we should be on fire for His service.  Our goals should not be new and better cars, homes, or another material possession, but for His Kingdom.  We should always strive to find our place in His work; thus, fulfilling our purpose!

11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” I Corinthians 3:11-16 Works do not save us, but they tell of our devotion to the One who loves us.  If you are in fear your works are superficial, then you need to “seek” God’s leadership by the Holy Spirit that lives in you.  He is already there, all you must do is open your heart to His leadership.

The Church is no different, in that we as one, should seek God’s guidance and never forget to honor Him.  There should not be any part-time worshipers in our midst.  We know that this is difficult for many to embrace for they believe their relationship is enough.  That should be a sign that they are not embracing the fullness of God.  For those who truly seek to worship God find that there is never enough time or opportunities to serve and honor Him.  We must embrace His teachings—the Bible—and seek to know Him, for He already desires to know us! 

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