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Divine Note #59 - Ask God your questions, he listens - Habakkuk 1:2-3

Divine Note #59 – Written on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, posted Oct. 18, 2010

Ask God your questions, he listens
Habakkuk 1:2-3 2 LORD, how long do I have to call out for help? Why don’t you listen to me? How long must I keep telling you that things are terrible? Why don’t you save us? 3 Why do you make me watch while people treat others so unfairly? Why do you put up with the wrong things they are doing?

I was fascinated by this book of the Bible. Habakkuk asked God hard questions – those same hard questions that you and I probably ask or want to ask. This Divine Note is simply written to let you know that God wants to hear from you. He knows that you have lots of questions about hard to swallow things that happen to you or those you care about.

God made you the person you are and he knows that you will seek him someday. So if you’re grappling with unanswered questions -- stop and talk to him! Ask him the hard questions…you may just be surprised by his answers. 

If you know God, then tal…

Divine Note #58 - God knows, so tell him - Hebrews 13:13

Divine Note #58 – Written on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, posted Oct. 18, 2010

God knows, so tell him

Hebrews 13:13 Nothing is hidden from God! He sees through everything, and we will have to tell the truth.

I tweeted  (@BlancaV) this Scripture a few days ago and it really surprised me. But it shouldn’t. God knows what we are up to even if we don’t admit what we’re doing. How many times do we fall into situations that are questionable and yet we don’t talk to God because we’ve decided to go ahead and fall into sin?

It is so easy to justify things that we want to do or say. We’re especially vulnerable when the enemy attacks our strongholds. I can name many things but you probably get the picture. Anytime you find your prayer life lacking, short or not on your priority list, stop and think about what is going on.

Don’t justify things in your mind. Talk things out with a trusted friend, your pastor and especially God. Tell God everything that’s in your heart and mind. Let God help you get life…

Book Review: The Voice – NEW TESTAMENT

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The Voice – NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE
THE LIBERATING KING AND HIS CHURCH

The Voice represents a Bible translation of the New Testament that’s more like a story – a narrative written, edited and illustrated by a group of scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets and other artists instead of scholars in an academic setting. The translation was written for such a time as this – our modern culture. The authors painstakingly recreated stories with details that today’s audience can relate to without diminishing context. The Voice is based on the earliest manuscripts from the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic languages. I especially appreciate how this translation appropriately names Jesus our Liberating King.
The foreword tells us that the team was keenly aware that they were guardians of “sacred text” who were charged with translating the text with a mixture of scholarly expertise as well as literary skill.  To help readers understand how this translation follows the flow of traditional translations, …