God, you smiled on me. And now I’m grieving because I left. Do you love me that much, still? I’m embarrassed for leaving. I’m intimidated by your love you showed me, it was so much. It changed me. It will change me, again, won’t it?
Author Archives: Bethany Jaine Bredeson
What is it like to have a relationship with God?
Like a toddler who can just barely run, where the hallways in the house seem long, you’re going to spend a season of your relationship with him screaming for Daddy every ten seconds to hear his voice. His “I’m here,” is powerful comfort and joy. God loves this stage. He sees no reason to urge it onward before it’s time.
I can feel the deep life-giving restoration of strength that comes from knowing I am rooted in life because of God’s favor toward me. I can imagine drinking in the love of God from the roots. And with every draw through the roots, I will gain assurance of my eternal place…
Review of Beyond Monet: Immersive Experience
Beyond Monet is a peaceful and engaging projected performance of the paintings of Claude Monet worthy to be consider a once in a lifetime experience. While I saw this exhibit at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI, it was a wonderful experience I plan on repeating before it’s gone.
And when you hear God’s idea, always ask how that will impact the parties involved because the testing of God’s voice starts with this: he is a peacemaker, a healer, a good counselor, wisdom, and love. And his responses, if it’s really from God will fulfill at least one, but typically all, of these character traits.
What’s the problem with Christian Spiritualism? Why does it not seem to work? In regards to the “Prosperity Gospel” and “Name it and Claim it” and otherwise “calling down heaven,” the failures of these ideas are the exact same as the failures of a church that loves to preach the laws of God from theContinue reading “Spiritual Bullshit”
Returning to God
There is a whispering in my being that testifies rest is real, rest is worth the risk of letting things fall apart because if I will let God help me then all things will be taken care of, not by me but by Him.
Relationship vs Religion
My point is this: the relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit is the only requirement needed to please God, the Father
This makes me think of whole-body healing because it involves healing inside from hurts which cause grief and anger.
When I read this passage, I was surprised because I assumed it was necessary for water baptism to happen before a baptism of fire (spirt) could occur. Since this idea is directly opposed in scripture, I now question…