By Alan Lew
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- Written in a hot, available, and intimate sort, BE nonetheless AND GET GOING will contact people who are looking for an genuine religious perform that speaks to them of their personal cultural language.- Lew's first e-book, "One God Clapping (Jewish lighting fixtures Publishing, 2/01), was once a "San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and winner of the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. "Publishers Weekly hailed him as "a perceptive thinker" for his "refreshing and occasionally startling perspective" in his final e-book, "This Is actual and also you Are thoroughly Unprepared (Little, Brown and corporate, 2003).- Lew is among the so much sought-after rabbis at the lecture circuit. He has had nationwide media publicity for his dynamic fusion of japanese perception and religious study, having been the topic of news on ABC information, the "McNeil Lehrer information Hour, and diverse NPR programs.- long ago 5 years there were nationwide meetings on Jewish meditation in San Francisco, l. a., and Miami the place Lew has been a featured speaker.
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Because the church has settled into an unhealthy pattern of protection, often we have become so busy striving for survival that we miss many offensive opportunities for reproduction. Just as in the natural life development cycle in which the emphasis of infancy is survival, sometimes spiritually we are stuck in a survival mode. Often, because of our lack of spiritual maturity, we accomplish little. We should not be satisfied with merely surviving, when the Bible declares our abilities sufficient to accomplish exploits for the kingdom of God.
The meaning behind the word “know” is the key. The word know implies intimacy like Adam knew Eve, and children were born. ” If we abide in a loving, intimate relationship with Jesus, who is Truth, we can and will be spiritually productive and fruitful. The armor, which protects us, must be the girdle of truth. With the proper relationship with truth, our armor can be activated until it is transformed into an offensive threat to the enemy. If we would develop a love for the Lord until we move from armed (with the girdle of truth) but not dangerous to armed and dangerous because of our mature intimacy with Jesus, we could present the biggest threat ever to the devil.