Coach Kinsey: Has Kinsey Gone Mad?

Has Kinsey Gone Mad?

 

What Exactly Does the Bible Say
About God Speaking to Us? 

                                                 
Let me set the record straight; I’ve not gone off the deep end with this Listening to God stuff. Experience will never replace good theology. Never. Theology drives Christian experience.  The Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, and the final authority on all things.

Thanks to the Preacher (my husband)  I've learned to appreciate the importance of inductive Bible study methods. Context is king!.  So take a deep breath and relax.
We are standing on solid ground.

With that said, let me walk you through some of my theological insights:

We are made in His image:

The Bible tells us that we are created in the very image of God.  God consists of three persons: the Father, Son and Spirit.  They enjoy intimate and holy fellowship with each other continually.  As His image-bearers, God created us to live in holy intimacy with Himself and each other.

Deep relating to Him involves both speaking and listening.


The Big Story of Scripture is about a Personal God

The Bible is made up of many stores that point to a greater story - God's story. God's story is about His passionate pursuit of humans to have a relationship with them.

From the Garden of Eden to the final Restoration of all Creation – people are foremost in God’s mind and heart. He wants to be with us!

He wants us to know Him, enjoy Him, worship Him, and love Him.

And, He wants to know us, enjoy us, and love us.

He wants us like a husband wants his wife.  Now that is intimate! (2 Cor. 11:2)


                            


My Conclusions are drawn from the Bigger Story 

There no particular verse that says, “God wants to speak to you.”  It’s a conclusion we can draw with confidence by reading the Word in the context of God’s bigger story.

Additionally there are verses that imply that He is speaking and that we can hear him. Here's one: "My sheep hear my voice" (Jn 10:27).

Reflect on these thoughts for today. We’ll dive in a little deeper next time!  I would love to hear your questions or comments.

Until then,
May the Lamb that was slain receive the rewards of His sufferings!


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©Kinsey Oglesby, August 13, 2015



2 comments:

  1. He definitely is a personal God. And He wants to be intimate with us. I, for one, do not invite Him to speak to me often enough

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