This is more than coincidence. God was helping the family through the journey and making sure that they were okay. Jeremiah also personally experienced being led by God, who was th... ... middle of paper ... ...rough events such as miracles. The more He tries to communicate with us through these events, the more He hopes that we will discover him in our lives. The theme that Leif Enger wanted the readers to take away after reading this novel is that we should have faith in God.
In conclusion, both Abraham and Moses were great leaders of their people. Moses had the extra burden of freeing them first, however they both ended up convincing their people to put their faith in God and lead them properly. As far as their relationship with God goes, they both had undoubting faith in the end, but Moses had different relationship with God initially since he questioned himself. Abraham did everything God told him to without question, including almost having to sacrifice his son. They both ended up caring out their respective covenants, both dealing with the promise of a new land filled with glory.
He explains the significance of the encounters to the people of antiquity and he even relates the encounters to our every day lives. If one has met with God and seen His glory he is truly blessed. My pastor is correct no man has walked away from an encounter with God without being blessed, or the experience altering his life. Each divine experience occurs under very different circumstances, but all of them end with man having a better understanding of his purpose on this earth. The character could wrestle with the Lord and demand a blessing, like Jacob, or like Moses he could have been drawn to God by his own curiosity.
For Moses, the midwifes went against the law to protect Moses and for Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow down to the king’s statue. Therefore, civil disobedience is not always right, but if it’s what God wants from you, it has to be. As christians we’re not always going to be able to live fully under the government and follow the bible all the time, but we can be servants of God and follow hi... ... middle of paper ... ... to help their nation and effect people around them. Your life purpose may be to become a mom to your kids and lead them to be a believer who will one day effect someone else, it’s different for everyone. God uses his people in amazing ways, you just have to accept his calling.
Being limited in our ability to think as God does, one must believe and trust through the faith which has be built through the very word that has been written. With that being said, the writer Timothy share with his readers that all scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (Ti... ... middle of paper ... ...on is shown and reflected in text. This can be seen through the derived word ‘mirror.’ This can be pulled from portions in the Bible, such as 2 Timothy, Hebrews, and Jeremiah. Also, Doctrine tempers and becomes a determent as far as revelation. It can be broken down in two parts: Special and General Revelation.
Reflection 3 While reading the book of Mormon I realized there are a lot of principles applicable to my everyday life. Even though the book of Mormon was written during ancient times, gospel principles have remained with us through the work of the prophets and God’s guidance. We have also being able to see how contention between brethren has stop us from following God’s plan, but we also learn through their mistakes how to create a better future and avoid vicious cycles. It is true that, sometimes, our pride blinds us by creating a fog around our friends and family. We are not able to take the right decisions, at least not by our own.
They think God has ignored them or is resentful of something that has been done. “The mills of the gods grind slowly...” could be interpreted as meaning that God takes His own precious time in answering prayers. The answer will be “no” if it is not in the Master's plan, yet God will give you something. It may not be exactly as requested, but His gift will always benefit in some way. Very often, people are quick to assume that their prayers are unanswered, only to find them answered much later on and in an entirely different manner than was anticipated.
Though most of Jesus' followers didn't recognize the kingdom till after his death it was still brought to them by the Holy Spirit with a full understanding of his word and actions. Yet it was evidently difficult for them to understand before his death due to the previous ideas of the kingdom as a whole. Like many people of today those in Jesus' time viewed Gods' kingdom as a place above them yet unlike people today thought more literal terms actually believing that God was above them and was looking down on them. Even now, when in prayer, one may have a tendency to look up at the heaven in reverence since next to God it is the most endless, unexplainable thing in the world. Yet people are still able to know that as they look up they see God just the same as if they shut their eyes in prayer were to the people of Jesus' time God was seen as truly sitting above them in his kingdom in which only those who follow the laws exactly would ever see.To truly understand the kingdom of God people have to have ways to describe it.
I also question what he does because of my own personal reasons that happened in my life. But I have been told if you do not wonder or question his grace then you will never break through as a Christian because you will sin and act like nothing ever happened. Windsor Village worship service with Pastor Caldwell opened my eyes to more than I imagined with my religion, but he also gave a better understanding to the questions I always needed answered. This was a great way to learn about God.
As a follower of Christ, I imitate Christ’s life that I may reach my goals as a religious awaiting for eternal life. Mostly, I reflect on Jesus’ calling his first disciples to come and follow him and he will make them fishers of men. It is through faith, prayer, and trust that I can change many lives of people not even by my words, but only my presence is enough. Surely, my mission for my community and the church made me obey as I live the teachings of Jesus. Knowing Jesus obeyed God, also I obeyed my superiors in whatever mission they had for me.