December 2019

Remaining in Jesus: The Foundation for Dialogue with God

In Jesus’ last discourse with His disciples He said, “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them” (John 14:21). In Luke 8:21 He said, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” God expects us to be not only hearers but also doers of His Word (James 1:22). As we learn to practice this in our lives, Scripture shapes us in a pattern of hearing, listening, and obeying.

Dialogue with God Through Loving our Neighbor

I grew up near Paris, France, as an atheist. I became a scientist, doing research in artificial intelligence in the 1990s. I had studied science for many years, but the Lord began to touch my heart and guide me to His love; now I wanted to study the Christian faith. For a long time, it was difficult for me to connect my previous scientific studies with my study of the Christian faith, but I began to bridge the gap when I realized that the scientific method has two facets: experiments and principles.

At the Crossroads

She is at a crossroads considering her options. This is simply another choice in a long line of decisions that have brought her to the place where she stands today. Yet, this choice feels different. Her heart and head are battling; everything inside of her tells her that this is the biggest decision she has ever faced.