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I’ve recently released a new booklet entitled, “Life As It Should Be… with God and His Bible.”

It is subtitled, “How Life Is Supposed To Work In Relationship With God.”

It has three simple chapters about three simple topics:

1. What Is Life About?” gives the Bible’s answers to what God had in mind when He created us and made plans for our future together with Him.

2. “How Can We Relate to Almighty God?”  describes the challenges to having a relationship with God, and how God eliminated every hindrance.

3. The final chapter should give great hope to everyone who has felt like a failure in their efforts to be pleasing to God.  As you might imagine, God already knows we’re not perfect, so He’s not surprised.  He wants us for His children anyway.  His plan is described within the chapter entitled, “Stop Trying To Be Good… And Just Be His.”

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Just Be His
A lot of people have spent a lot of time trying to be good, so they can please God, and be in His favor. Yet this can sometimes bring about a frustrating cycle of trying, failing and finally giving up.

There is good news for us, though, because God knows us even better than we know ourselves. He understands our weaknesses, and loves us anyway. In fact, He couldn’t love us any more than He already does, because God doesn’t base His love for us on our performance.

God already paid the ultimate price for us by taking the death penalty (on Himself) for sin we have committed. That’s how much He wanted us. He would rather die than be without us. That’s how God feels about us.

We have the option, though, to decide how we want to respond to God. We can receive or ignore God’s offer of relationship and fellowship.

God created us individually and we are each unique in His sight. God designed us to need Him, to enjoy Him, and to be completed through our relationship with Him.

Yet because each of us has been self-centered, and chosen to ignore God in our “independence”, we deserve to be judged for turning away from God. God considers this behavior to be irreverent, and calls it “sin”. But because of His love for us, He gives us the opportunity to be forgiven, if we will believe Him and receive His gift on our behalf.

When we humans truly understand how great His love is for us, we realize how much He desires us. When we finally see what He did for us–in spite of our waywardness–we no longer want to continue in our self-centered ways. It makes us want to turn from our sin and give Him the place He deserves–as King of our lives.

If we are not careful, though, we can find ourselves in a “roller-coaster” experience, going back and forth between spiritual “highs” and “lows”. We can start trying to “be good”, then fall in shame when we aren’t good, and then try again (even harder) to make God love us again. The truth is that He never stops loving us.

God’s enemy, Satan, tries to make us feel alienated from Him, using shame.

I’d like to make a distinction between the definitions of “shame” and “guilt”…

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Father And Child

We humans were created and designed by God to live in an eternal relationship with Him.

That was His plan and purpose for us from the beginning.

We were meant to be the focal point of His love, and as His children, to grow up and become like Him.

He meant for us to be His partners in the affairs of earth—to bring about the results He intended, and to put an end to things that interfere with His purposes.

We are under no obligation.

Yet, we are not required to do things in partnership with God. He gave us a free will.  If we were not free to choose, then a relationship with God would be more like a requirement than a blessing.  If we had no choice, our relationship with God would be an obligation.  Loving God, partnering with Him and having fellowship with Him would have less meaning to God—and to us—if we didn’t have a real choice in the matter.

God could have made us like robots that were programmed to love and obey Him.  If that were the case, we would no doubt love and obey Him—perfectly.  But the relationship wouldn’t be as valuable to either of us.
God made it so that loving Him and obeying Him will only happen when we choose it. So when people *do* choose to love and obey God, it means much more–to both of us.

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What is life about?

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I have an opinion.

I admit it. I am biased. I view life from the perspective that the Holy Bible is true, and the God it describes is real, alive and desires to be in contact with every human being.

I am not a Bible believer simply because I was raised this way. I became convinced for two primary reasons:
(1) the Bible answers the questions of life and our existence differently (and better) than any other religion or philosophy;
(2) the Bible encourages a living, active relationship between humans and their Creator God which I have personally experienced to be surprisingly true and good.

It’s true that I am biased. I am only able to see life from one viewpoint—I hold to the Bible’s view of life. I’m convinced of my beliefs because I personally experience the wisdom, fellowship and leadership of the Almighty One on an on-going basis. Again-and-again, moment-by-moment, day-after-day, God reveals Himself through love, patience and guidance. I am convinced that God is real and His Bible is true. But I know everyone needs to evaluate His words, as well as experience His reality, for themselves.

My answers come from the Bible.

I am, therefore, presenting here the words of the Bible to answer the questions about meaning for our human experience. I’ve included the Bible references with each scripture passage so that it will be easy for a person to find and read them, as desired.

It seems appropriate to begin with the purpose of our existence, from God’s perspective.

We were designed by God, for God.

Each of us were created by God, for His purposes. The human race was made for fellowship with the Almighty One.

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them. –Genesis 1:27 (NASB)

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The Book That Is A Place

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There is a special place where we can meet the God who created the universe… any time we want.

It’s a place in the spiritual world that you enter when you open and begin to read the supernatural book that is known as The Holy Bible.

By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God,
so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

–Hebrews 11:3  (NASB)

It is true that we can come to meet The Almighty God, but our hearts and minds must be open enough to believe that He exists, and that He allows Himself to become known by those who honestly seek Him.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him,
for he who comes to God must believe that He is
and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
–Hebrews 11:6 NASB

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The Book from another dimension
The Bible has its origin in the spiritual realm, and yet it exists in the physical realm. This enables physical creatures (humans) to understand and operate to some extent in the spiritual realm.

What God shares with humans through the ancient writings of this book enables us to establish a permanent relationship with Him. This kind of relationship allows us to overcome some of the limitations of our physical existence, and draw upon the resources of the spiritual realm.

God created us for fellowship with Himself–He wanted to share life, love and creativity with us. As such, He relates to us not only as our Creator, and as Master of all that exists, but He wants to know Him as a Father.

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Why did God create us?

God Created Man! Genesis 1 verse 26 & Genesis 2 verse 7

Why did God make the earth and us along with it?

He doesn’t really need us, so why did he create anything?

Dawson McAllister gives a good answer to this question that everyone ultimately asks. And it’s a clear and simple explanation.

He points out that King David, of the Bible, also asked this question in the book of Psalms:

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers…
What is man that You take thought of him…
the son of man that You care for him?
—Psalm 8:3-4 (NASB)

Dawson asserts there are three points to be aware of in order to answer this question:

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