13 abril 2005


I was reading one more chapter, day 11 of the book The purpose-driven life, " Becoming God's friends ", when my eyes where caught by a verse where we are told how God just simply palnned the all universe, including every detail on our life so we could know Him and be with Him... to be His friends.

> who talk all day long with Him, who are aware of His presence in every single task;
> ones who listen to His secrets, who obbey..

I went on reading the chapter in Acts and got really amazed how Paul was aware of God.. of His personality, but most of all he did not loose one chance ... he was aware where ever he went of the culture and ways of that city or people; he would grab that and just discuss about "the secrets" God had revealed to him! Quite simple isn't it?

"22 So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them. "It is plain to see that you Athenians take your religion seriously. 23 When I arrived here the other day, I was fascinated with all the shrines I came across. And then I found one inscribed, to the god nobody knows. I'm here to introduce you to this God so you can worship intelligently, know who you're dealing with. 24 "The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn't live in custom-made shrines 25 or need the human race to run errands for him, as if he couldn't take care of himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don't make him.
26 Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living 27 so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him.
He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. 28 We live and move in him, can't get away from him! One of your poets said it well: 'We're the God-created.' 29 Well, if we are the God-created, it doesn't make a lot of sense to think we could hire a sculptor to chisel a god out of stone for us, does it? 30 "God overlooks it as long as you don't know any better - but that time is past. The unknown is now known, and he's calling for a radical life-change."

Acts 17:26,27
The Message

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