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About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.

Keep on loving one another… Hebrews 13 D38 #PrHrnr

  Read Hebrews 13 last week on Day 38 of my journey through the bible with Prefessor Horner’s bible reading system. Think Hebrews 13 will be my book of the bible for 2017. Hebrews 13:1-18 (NIV) Concluding Exhortations 13 Keep on loving one another as … Continue reading

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Job 31:33-37 Day 31 reading with #ProfessorHorner Bible Reading System

It’s day 31 on my new journey through the bible with Professor Horner’s Bible Reading System and this morning, Job 31 was part of my reading. Verses 33-37 were very helpful and in particular to a conversation I had yesterday with … Continue reading

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The Laborers in the Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16 Day 20 #ProfessorHorner

Just read a few commentaries on Matthew 20:1-6, a link to one of them is below. Great reminder for me to be content  and not compare what I have been given with others. The Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) … Continue reading

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Guidelines for living a blameless life by David

What a wonderful Psalm for me today, day 15 with Professor Grant Horner’s ’10 Lists Bible Reading System’ . In 2013, a friend recommended Professor Horner’s system to me, he did again in 2014 and in 2016 I’m making a go of it … Continue reading

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How to: “Praying in God’s Word” by @Don95Merritt

Below are links to a couple blog posts by Don Merritt. I am thankful I stumbled upon them. The first post “Humility Exemplified” followed by a post answering someone’s “how to” question about the first post. How to: “Praying in … Continue reading

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Pride: The Case of Nebuchadnezzar by @timkellernyc

Last week; while working through a challenge, someone kindly said to me they thought I may have an issue in the area of pride.  There was a pause, a deep breath and my affirmation. Later that day, during a run, … Continue reading

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September 6, A Place to Start, Grow Weary and Find Peace via @gotandem

The last three verses gotandem delivered to me today (9/6) where timed well for me as September 6th is a very important day spiritually for me. It’s the day God helped me turn a new direction. Its the day I started to … Continue reading

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God Grows Us One Step at a Time by Rick Warren

A friend forwarded me this devotional this morning, a great reminder indeed.     God Grows Us One Step at a Time By Rick Warren — Aug 23, 2016       “So get rid of your old self, which … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Real Jesus, Excellent sermon by @timkellernyc

Great sermon by Timothy Keller, its worth a listen, “The Real Jesus.” Rejecting the Real Jesus Why do so many people disbelieve Christianity and reject the message of Jesus Christ? The underlying problem is that we do not want to … Continue reading

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Favorite Biblical Name of God

The church I attend has been doing a sermon series “Wonderful Name.”  The first sermon of the series was about my favorite name “I Am.”  There are many reasons I like “I Am” and these are in now particular ranking. … Continue reading

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