Monday, March 12, 2018

Never Push, Presume, or Pretend

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Redeemer sanctuary

In Numbers 12:3 we read that "Moses was a humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth." Moses' humility was a precondition for his ongoing talking relationship with God.

Moses was close to God because he did not

  • pretend he was what he knew he was not;
  • presume a favorable position for himself in any respect;
  • push or try to override the will of others in his context.
Dallas Willard says, "This is a fail-safe recipe for humility: Never push, never presume, never pretend." (Willard, Hearing God Through the Year, p. 47)


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My first two books are...

Praying: Reflection on 40 Years of Solitary Conversations with God (May 2016)

Leading the Presence-Driven Church (January 2018)

I am now writing...

Technology and Spiritual Formation

How God Changes the Human Heart: A Phenomenology of Spiritual Transformation)