Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Concerning Discipleship and God
The Discipleship and God podcast series almost broke me. Most of the time when our leaders try to talk about God's attributes, they usually take one at a time. I decided to go the other way and share all of them at the same time!
I did not want to drag this series out, so I decided to introduce all 24 of God's attributes as briefly as possible, stopping only long enough to build bridges between them. That in itself was a difficult decision on my part.
I began to experience what passes for worship in the Orthodox Churches in places like Greece and Russia, which are slowly being imported to America now. Then I began to think of how I could describe God, I literally felt like I was standing at the bottom of a mountain whose top I could not see clearly.
I almost gave up.
There was about a two week period where I was so overwhelmed that I didn't want to get out of bed, but I realized I was giving up, I was letting Satan win and decided to push back the moment the thought of giving up crossed my mind.
It was one thing to say I do not know how to describe God, and Satan moved in and said "You cannot do it, so just give up." At that point I began to fight back.
I decided that what I was going to do was share my notes as written. I had been sitting down and using some theology notes I wrote as a rough draft to develop a script; but for the Discipleship and God podcasts, I gave up and just recorded the rough draft notes.
So if you want to know what the research notes I used for each of the podcasts looks like, just listen to the 5 Discipleship and God podcasts. I literally just sat down with a microphone and recorded the original notes.
Praise the Lord!