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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.

Restoring Broken Fellowship: Getting Along with One Another by @RickWarren

God has given us this ministry of restoring relationships. — 2 Corinthians 5:18.  This Devotional Daily was timely delivered to my inbox. Very helpful, thank you FaithGateway and Rick Warren!   Restoring Broken Fellowship: Getting Along with One Another by Rick Warren, from Daily … Continue reading

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A story including “What Faith Can Do” by @kutless

“Daddy, Can I borrow your phone?” “No, you need to do your homework.” “But Daddy, I need your phone to do my homework.” Reluctantly, I handed over my phone to my son and shortly thereafter “What Faith Can do” started … Continue reading

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Getting along with One Another by Rick Warren

Good devotional here from Rich Warren, packed with great verses to help map all day to day circumstances to following Christ and loving others, period. Thanks Rick!   Restoring Broken Fellowship: Getting Along with One Another by Rick Warren, from Daily Inspiration … Continue reading

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What is important to you?

Here is a quote from the “devotionals daily” that is included below. “What is most important to you?  To be seen, noticed, or stroked for your professional ability, or to know that you are loved and cared for by an … Continue reading

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GoTandem.com favorite verses from January 2016

Just spent some time reviewing bible verses I favorited from my GoTandem.com app bible verse feed in January. These are some of my favorites. Listening to Others Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. Proverbs … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Response – 2 Samuel 9

“The Unexpected Response” is an essay by Rick Ezell. All I can do is suggest reading it as there is two much in it to paraphrase. Humbling to think about how Mephibosheth must have felt, starting with complete fear for … Continue reading

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Top 5 Posts in 2015 -God’s promises, lasting relationships, normal people, God’s timing, prayer life

Here are the top viewed posts of this blog for 2015, complements of WordPress. 1The Mothers of Jesus – Sermon by Dr. Timothy KellerNovember 2014 2Wisdom Bestows Well-Being – Proverbs 3:1-6January 2015 3“God Doesn’t Call The Qualified, He Qualifies The … Continue reading

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Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? – Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30 is the bible verse of the day on BibleGateway.com today. The Message and NIV verses of these verses are posted below. What great verses to start out the day.  Found Jim Shaddix’s sermon on these verses helpful.  Here’s … Continue reading

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God is Love – 1 John 4:7-10

A friend replied to me with the following note and bible verse.  What a blessing to receive. “We wish & hope that you and your family have a Blessed Christmas & a Healthy, Joyful & Peaceful New Year as you … Continue reading

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Dependency on Jesus – Check

These last several days I’ve been thinking about my dependency on Jesus.  I’ve been asking myself if I am more dependent today than previously. This check on my walk with Jesus has been a good exercise for me. Something I need to commit to … Continue reading

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