Get close to the heart of God. Understanding God's heart is the key to understanding life. For, it is his heart that designed redemption through Jesus. From his heart sprang the beauty of world, the wonder of the universe, the creativity of all humankind, and a specific love for you. His heart is the blueprint of all human hearts, and knowing his heart reveals the origin of goodness and bounty he endowed to us. In Knowing the Heart of God, 365 entries will take you closer to our vastly amazing and tenderly intimate God. You will encounter a daily installment of encouragement and insight, guidance and wisdom to: Understand the heart of God and your own heart Discover the purpose of your heart's deep desires Unravel the dynamics between parents and children, husbands and wives Fight the spiritual battle for your heart Connect intimately with the Father each day And much, much more God longs for you to know his heart, to tap into his love and plans for you. He designed you to long for the same. Knowing the Heart of God will satisfy your hardwired need to know him and will take you?day by day?closer and closer to the God who loves you.
God has given us the capacity to turn difficult situations around. Author Marilynn Warner Arkerson truly believes that when something bad happens, He will make something good out of it. Her experience of childhood sexual abuse at an early age, and waiting until she was almost eight years old to confide in someone, changed who she was. Unfortunately, she does not know if that person ever told anyone else, especially her parents. Growing up in the 1940s, she grew up in a time of sweeping things under the rug. She was not allowed to talk about such things; it would have been a family disgrace. When we carry these secrets with us, it affects our relationships and our ability to cope with the smallest of discord. Everything bad that happens in our presence is our fault, and friendships are destroyed. This book has been Arkerson’s freedom. She still has issues to deal with and more forgiveness to experience, but she is on the right tract and God is on the same track with her. She urges anyone who is harboring something bad that has happened to them to tell someone. Go to your doctor; start with him or her. Go to your favorite teacher or supervisor at work. Seek treatment, and most of all practice forgiveness. It takes a while, but it will happen and it will free you! Your days become much more peaceful. You become more understanding and patient. You start to feel the joy in your heart, and you are willing to help others overcome their demons. Life becomes exactly what God has planned for you. Please read Psalm 139 in the Holy Bible. If you do not have a Bible, borrow one from a friend or walk into any church, no matter what denomination. That is what Arkerson lives by, and she reads it almost every day. It will help you to understand that you are a very special person molded by our maker, God in heaven!
As human beings we stand on the threshold between two realities: the world of material existence and the world of spiritual Being. The "knowing heart" is the sacred place where these two dimensions meet and are integrated. In Sufi teaching the human heart is not a fanciful metaphor but an objective organ of intuition and perception. It is able to perceive all that is beautiful, lovely, and meaningful in life—and to reflect these spiritual qualities in the world, for the benefit of others. Every human heart has the capacity and the destiny to bring that world of divine reality into this world of appearances. The Sufis, mystics of Islam, have been educators of the heart for some fourteen centuries. Their teachings and methods are designed to help us awaken and purify the heart, to learn to listen to our deepest knowing. In The Knowing Heart, Kabir Helminski presents the Sufi way as a practical spirituality suitable for all cultures and times—and offers insights that are especially valuable for our life in today's world. In cultivating a knowing heart, we learn to experience a new sense of self, transform our relationships, and enhance our creative capacities. Most important, we learn how to meet the spiritual challenge of our time: to realize our sacred humanness.
The famous scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal memorably said that the heart has its reasons the mind will never know. But too often it's forgotten that Pascal, in referring to the heart's reasons, was not talking about hunches or cozy feelings. Instead he had in mind our intuitive knowledge of the first principles of number, time, space, and motion. And he believed God can be known in the same way, so that belief in God has the same justification as scientific and mathematical principles. Was he right? In Knowing with the Heart, Roy Clouser develops a broad, compelling case for Pascal's position. Against the current climate of religious relativism, Clouser concludes that Christians are entitled to say they know God is real. Written in clear and nontechnical language, Knowing with the Heart is intended for believers concerned with the credentials of their faith--and those who don't believe in God but are willing to investigate and reconsider.
Maybe you're thirsting for a felt experience of the Bible's truth. Perhaps Christianity is irrelevant to where your heart is really at. What if you could : have an all-encompassing sense that you have a loving heavenly Dad? Have a sense of being enjoyed and delighted in by Him? Recognize that He sees you differently than you see yourself? Realize that who you are is more important to Him than what you do? These four experiences are integral to biblical Christianity. Discover what often stands in the way of them, and how you can begin to know the heart of the Father in a deeper way as he works these realities into your life.
It has been recorded by some astute observer of life that " Knowledge is power! " If that is the truth, then ignorance is impotence! Nowhere is this reality of greater consequence than in the arena of the classic battle between good and evil; right and wrong; holiness and unholiness! No one can live what one has never known nor can one know what one has never heard. This book, "It's all in the Knowing," puts to rest every excuse that the Child of the King has for living beneath the privileges of the sons of God! Read this book! Study this book! Examine it with your Bible in your hand and you will see that your prayer life will be revolutionized! You will rejoice because your expectations of God will be those that will cause Him to smile at His sons who are living as His sons! If you allow this book to become a Knowing in your heart; a Revelation in your spirit - you will walk as a son of God among men! "It's all in the Knowing!" Bishop J. A. Tolbert 1st
The heart in the Islamic understanding is the expression of a human being's spiritual existence. It is a Divine gift and Divine subtle faculty bestowed upon humanity. It is a polished mirror reflecting God. Like a general, the heart commands all other bodily organs and faculties, which are its troops, Everything that comes from a human being, whether good or bad, is a product of the heart. Mehmet Y. Seker, a scholar of Sufism and tasawwuf, studies the concept of the heart in the Islamic tradition looking at how it is approached by three prominent scholars and thinkers of Islam: Ghazali, Said Nursi, and Fethullah Gulen. Being the first in English to take as its focus the human heart from an Islamic spiritual, this book comparatively analyzes classical and modern age interpretations and evaluations on the concept and adds to the rich literature of spirituality in the Islamic tradition.
Covers the history of seership, what it means, awakening the seer, healing the self, retrieval, dreams, divination, creating your destiny, and other subjects.
In refreshing challenge to the common presumption that knowing involves amassing information, this book offers an eight-step approach that begins with love and pledge and ends with communion and shalom. Everyday adventures of knowing turn on a moment of insight that transforms and connects knower and known. No matter the field--science or art, business or theology, counseling or athletics--this little manual offers a how-to for knowing ventures. It offers concrete guidance to individuals or teams, students or professionals, along with plenty of exercises to spark the process of discovery, design, artistry, or mission.
What is religious faith? And how does modern society view truth? Sharon Warner, in Experiencing the Knowing of Faith, discusses the understanding formed by "deep truth," or knowledge intrinsic to a person's self-identity. She critiques today's susceptibility to the paradigm of Cartesian dualities such as mind-body and subject-object, and in doing so utilizes the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and Michael Polanyi. Concluding with an exploration of the relevance of this theory for teaching faith, the work will be of great use to religious scholars and to philosophers.
Meet the God Who Is Greater Than Your Biggest Questions. The Bible never shies away from seeming contradictions. We are told both to resist our enemies and to love them, and that our all-knowing God can sometimes forget. Unable to reconcile such biblical paradoxes, some people abandon Christianity, while others pretend that the seeming contradictions don’t exist–preferring to believe in an uncomplicated, easy-to-comprehend God. Yet countless others are hungry for new insight into the God behind the Bible’s mysterious paradoxes. Responding to this spiritual hunger, James Lucas delves into the mysteries of Scripture, demonstrating that biblical “contradictions” are actually exquisite paradoxes that enlarge our understanding of God. With this book as your guide, you can embrace the paradoxes of Scripture and pursue honest answers to your hardest questions. The study of biblical paradox leads to greater devotion to the majestic God who makes himself known even while he surpasses human understanding. Today, you can begin Knowing the Unknowable God.
The book, Knowing the God of Unparalleled Goodness by Professor Zacharias Tanee Fomum, was written at a turning point of our ministry at the beginning of the first missionary era. It deals with the greatness of God, and the need for the pilgrim to know Him and walk in intimacy with Him. In fact, many people do not know God. They are serving an unknown God. It centers on Abraham's life and pilgrimage with God, the author clearly shows that when the believer is discouraged; when he is about to fall or even to give up, God in his sovereignty brings him back to Him. He also shows that a successful Christian life consists of walking with God. That is to say, to remove the obstacle that has interposed itself between God and oneself, in order to abide in intimacy with God. This book therefore, is an introduction to walking with God. It is a very delicate book that weighs in favour of the need to make progress in the inner life, especially in the seeking, finding, knowing, loving and enjoying God. It is therefore not only an incentive manual, but also a challenge for believers at all levels. Many need this book to be healed in their relationship with God. Read this book. You will make progress in your spiritual life, and you will be blessed.