What are your thoughts on the issue of God as being a responsive God. The idea that He is truly a responsive person to the needs of His people. What I am wondering is if we haven't gotten it all wrong over the years. I am conviced it is. But when I think about a God who cares so much for me that he hears me and answers my prayers then I can't help but think that God is responsive much like a faithful parent would be to his children. I am beginning to believe that the idea that God does not change in the idea that God never changes in His character; He is consistent in who He is and who He will be. He is consistently my caretaker and source of blessing. I believe anyone who seriously prays knows that God is his source of strength. Some other thoughts I have is that if God is not responsive and we are robots and all is predetermined by God alone then where is our responsibility and fellowship. We are simnply robots and it wil make no difference. I believe that when is all said and done that God in his sovereignty created man with a free will -- the ability to make choices. His choice of us gives us the gospel. But our choice determines heaven or hell for eternity. I see God as giving us gifts and abilities that He has given to us to glorify Him. But we can choose just as Judas did to either glorify Him or not. I see it much like a cow in the pasture. The cow can eat wherever she likes within the field. But it is the farmer who placed her in the field. What are your thoughts?