Anita and Ben Wedding Photo

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The Concept of God is Overwhelming

“From One Christian to Another…”

Even thinking of the concept of God is overwhelming. A God with no beginning or end. A God of all eternity, living in the eternal realm of things. Our universe is a tiny dot among the galaxies of space – a tiny dot.

Our Thoughts are Not His Thoughts                            Winona in a hammock going over Kamboi mountain range

Isaiah expresses the magnitude of God by writing, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Liberia Executive MansionGod Made our Magnificent Bodies

God made us, our brain and psyche. He designed our brains to work by electrical impulses. Memory is a mystery – how we can remember things from long ago. This is all mind-boggling. And yet, we presume to know God. How arrogant of us!

We Humbly Bow Before You, Lord                                                    Behind Benii in Mende tribe in Liberia, West Africa

As much as we desire to know Jesus on this earth, we will never know Him until we see Him face to face in eternity – in all His glory and control and honor. Then how we shall humbly bow before Him as His creatures!

Still, He has given us a record of Himself in the Bible. So we read it over and over seeking to understand Him. The Holy Spirit, our Great Teacher, enlightens us about the ways of God.

Cross-Cultural Couples - Ben Talks at Lutheran ChurchesDo You Really Want to Know God?

Do you want to know God, really know Him? I do. I want to know and understand Jesus as much as I can on this earth before I see Him in eternity. I’ve told Him so.

Seek and You Shall Find                                  Kids listening to stories in Somalahun

Jesus said, “Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.” He wants us to know Him even more than we want it! So He’s made this offer. Are you asking, seeking, and knocking?  I pray you are.

Blessings on your journey of faith, anita

Beyond Myself Book Cover by Author Anita Katherine DennisBeyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief

I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!