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How Do You Conceive of God?

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    Okay, now, how to explain it.

    You see, when two demigods love each other very much...
     
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    That ought to produce just another demigod. :wink:
     
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    No way for a simple answer, as God is love or the Word. God has become my very nature. God is in my mind....and my heart. He is in my thoughts and my actions. He once said, I Am. Well, He is. God is understanding. God is my life. God, the Creator. God, the merciful. God, the strength and power. I yearn to leave this place and be with Him. God, the revealer of things not seen. God, my salvation. He's the man.
     
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    A mortal and a cloud shouldn't make a horse-loving outcast but divine genetics are a funny business
     
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    Very similar for me just me - except when I forget, but I get little nudges then lol ..... :)
     
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    God chastens those He loves. Those unwilling to accept are not of God.
     
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    Have you read Soren Kierkegaard? I think you'd like his works. Particularly Fear and Trembling.
     
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    Never read it. If I can ever find time, remind me now and then. I think a man in his spiritual journey learns about fear and trembling. Then, I think God chooses some people to test, in order to help them stand firm instead of in fear and trembling when God uses them later. Then, he uses them again and again making them a different man...once again, for His purpose, for those that are willing.

    I do not think God has made of me a sword people try not to pass in the water, but go around yet. Maybe God is about to introduce me to His next venture. I feel it will be a proud and corrupt people He wants me to stand up to. Like Jonah, I feel they have hardened themselves so much they will not adhere to God's wishes. The fear part may be gone, but it is quite difficult to forget the trembling when in the Hands of God.

    Had someone the other day say they didn't like the Old Testament with all the fear and trembling. Without a turning away or repentance, that person may not like the future either. A house needs dusting and vacuuming. A yard needs cutting and raking.
    A child needs teaching and correcting. When the ground is dry, it needs rain. When it is overly wet, it needs the wind and sunshine. I feel that without fear and trembling, many people will never know all about God. He is the sword in the river everyone goes around. I like to sit with that sword and enjoy the river. When the mighty winds and rains come, it can be sad for multitudes. I suppose some of His children may calm themselves with it when they come.
     
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    God does not be, God is the be'er (saw in book i liked). We dance God is the dance, we are expressions of God. God has many expressions and we can relate to god through many manifestations. Panentheism is my main approach. The universe is encaptured within god and is not separate, yet united with everything. Panentheism allows me to feel gods overwhelming love in everything. I am curios if infj are particularly inclined to the outlook of panentheism. I like the image of the universe being gods unborn baby and that one day there will be a revalation (massiah) and god will give birth to the universe. I have a lot more ideas about this if anyone actually sees this and is interested.
     
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