Why Written





From pondering Scripture and God’s creation, I realized—and you have probably observed similar things: 


  1. (1)that a cause of the widespread, toxic anxiety, bitterness, depression, resentment, and hatred in society is our hardness of heart toward God,




  1. (2) that this hardness of heart and mind is rooted in not knowing who God truly is nor who we truly are in God’s eyes and consequently not trusting God to have our best interest at heart in God’s every thought, word and act,



  1. (3)that this ignorance is compounded by believing lies about who God truly is and who we truly are in God’s eyes,


  1. (4)that this ignorance tends to lead us to barter with God [Mt 6:7] about what we think is good for us rather than first attentively and trustingly listening to God,



  1. (5)that even when we do hear and understand God’s word correctly, we often act contrary to what God has just instructed us, even just seconds later.  It is exactly as the Holy Spirit warned us through James:


          Be doers of God’s word, and not merely hearers

          who deceive themselves. 


           Anyone who listens to God’s word but does not

           do what it says is like one who looks at their

           face in a mirror and, after looking at oneself,

           goes away and immediately forgets what one

           looks like.


          But the one who looks intently into God’s

          perfect  law that gives freedom, and continues

          to believe it, not forgetting what one has

          heard, but doing it—that person will be

           blessed in what they do.  [Jas 1:22-25]


   




As a response to this situation, Getting to Know God, has been designed:


  1. (1)to help you “Get to Know God” for Who God Truly Is by having God speak first about who God is,


  1. (2)to help you get to know who you truly are—what it means to be fully human—by having God speak first about who you are in God’s eyes, and 


  1. (3)to help you develop strategies and skills to be able to keep God’s word constantly guiding you 24/7.






Good Results Indeed: If you believe without wavering that God is who God says God is in the Scriptures, God will fill your mind with Christ-like thoughts and transform your toxic anxiety, bitterness, depression, resentment, and hatred into peacefulness, joy, enthusiasm, generosity, and love. 


Even if you are in turmoil, but firmly fight though the lies that are assailing your thoughts by focusing on and believing without wavering God’s word of truth, the Holy Spirit—who has been with you in that battle—will re-center you in Christ’s peace and restore the joy of your salvation.  And you will converse ever more often with God about God’s word and God’s creation.


Optimum Results: As conviction of God’s pure goodness and the truth of God’s s word about what it means to be fully human grow in your mind, faithfulness, diligence, self-control, and holiness will flourish in your heart and be visible in your daily life. Simultaneously, you will join Christ in God’s building-up actions on earth: servant congregations, just governments, harmonious work places, supportive schools, healthy, peace-filled friendships, cooperative neighborhoods, joy-filled families, and devoted marriages. 

 




Two Micro Spiritual Disciplines Created

To Help You

Reach the Ultimate Goal


Micro-Contemplation and Micro-Meditation

These two spiritual disciplines enable you to have numerous, minute-to-minute conversations with God each day.  These two spiritual disciplines were developed and refined for the highly active Christian.

Micro-contemplation is a brief, focused, humble, faith-filled pondering on God’s word in God’s presence about God’s character.  Brief means from one minute to two minutes max.  

Micro-meditation is the same, except the object of your pondering on God’s words is focused on God’s will for your thoughts, words, and actions. 


When mastered, these micro-spiritual disciplines become, by the Spirit, spiritual arts that assist in forming and sustaining the mind of Christ in you 24/7.  Ultimately, these spiritual disciplines will, by the Spirit, transform even your blink-like (millisecond) thoughts/choices into Christ-like choices and thoughts. 





The Ultimate Goal: Have the Mind of Christ 24/7


The ultimate goal of Getting to Know God is growth in mind-of-Christ likeness in you. “Your attitude should be that of Christ Jesus.” [Ph 2:5] This Christ-like mindfulness is created in you, by the Spirit, through serene, humble, faith-filled focus on God’s word and God’s creation.  This growth in the knowledge of God will deepen your trust in God’s pure goodness.


Undisciplined Self-Talk: Getting to Know God, also creates an awareness of your undisciplined, blink-like, self-talk and aids you, in Christ, to master this pervasive, evasive, and often destructive mental chatter. Your interpretive thoughts will become evermore like Christ’s.   Life will come alive and you will know the peace of Christ.

 




Scriptural Knowledge: Getting to Know God offers Scriptural knowledge about God’s character, about God loving, creating, sustaining, saving, and redeeming you and about what it means to be truly and fully human, a new creation in Christ. Knowing God in this manner will, by faith and by the Spirit, lead you to an ever more aware participation in the inner life of the Trinity. Believe it. Jesus willed it to be so.  It is part of what it means to be fully and truly human. You were created by God and redeemed by Christ Jesus so that you might be at one with God and in constant contact. [Jn 17]      



 


The Effects Are Cumulative! 

Give It Time! 

Persevere  in Christ and with the Spirit!


Research: Research shows that repetitive, focused attention/action brings about a rewiring of our brain’s neural pathways; that is, it forms new habits.



 
 

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