Is knowledge a security blanket for you?
Is your security in what you know?
“At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.” – Luke 10:21
Little children understand God better than you and I – why is that?
Could it be that they have the capacity to NOT stuff God in a box?
You have a “God box” as do I and while I like to think my God box is fairly large – I know it’s not large enough. So what is a God box?
A “God box” is what we are sure God is! God could not possibly work outside of the parameters of our “God box” because that just isn’t who or what God is according to us!
Well aren’t we something! We have God all figured out!! Woo Hoo everybody we know God and we are here to let you know exactly who He is!
If God is not in a huge way a mystery to you – your God box is way too small!
Consider this – why you? Why in all the earth did God Almighty suddenly decide to endow you with this special knowledge?
There are 6 words I know for sure beyond the shadow of a doubt – beyond that most everything is Faith – the six words are this “God Is Love” and “God Loves You!”
Outside of this I accept whatever else as Faith and I see things as mysteries as much as I can. Example why does God allow illness? I mean why not make everyone healthy all the time? Could it be that by someone being sick another person might care for them and in so doing shine His Love light?
I don’t know for sure but I do know that my God box is big enough to incorporate that idea.
Could it be that huge human tragedies like the Tsunami of 2005 Christmas show God is even more present with us by making us examine how we need to Love others? Could that tragedy be an invitation for the world to look at each other with more Love and compassion instead of indifference and callousness?
I don’t know but my God box is big enough to incorporate that idea through Faith in the idea that “God Is Love” and “God Loves You!”
Here is a challenge I hope you will accept. Find some time to meditate for a few days on this practice. At a time and in a place where it is rather quiet and peaceful just close your eyes and:
Breathe in and say:
“Let me Rest”
Breathe out and say”
“In Your Love”
Practice this for a week or two and let Him guide you – He will!
Our security is found in Knowing GOD as
HE has revealed HIMSELF to us in Christ;
and in trusting in the merits of HIS work
on the cross for our atonement and redemption!!
AMEN Martin! Not by works lest any man should boast! Its ALL Him
and 0 us!
The problem is that many say this and yet feel like they are more righteous
than others because of their deeds and they aren’t – ONLY JESUS makes
I’ve always wondered how people arrive at the conclusion that they know who God is.
It says in the bible that God’s ignorance is still above man’s ignorance. And the one thing man definitely is, is ignorant. Especially in all his arrogance.
I’ve always considered God as an enigma, I used to try and understand Him, but I never could.
So I arrived at the conclusion the one thing I know about God is that I do NOT know God.
So began my seeking of a personal, intimate relationship with God.
Being confrontational, questioning and so on with God, that’s “normal” in all relationships, that’s how the relationship grows.
Over my lifetime God has taken much from me and a lot of questions.
All I know about who God is is simple, He is faithful, He loves His children, and His grace will always remain.
To me that’s all that matters.
God loves me, even calls me His son, and His grace alone saved me, not me or anything I’ve done or by any merits of me. He chose me personally for a reason, as you have mentioned many, many times.
Plato put it best, “That I know that I do not know, therefore I know.”
Took me awhile to wrap my simple functioning brain around this one. lol
Anyway, again, well put. Wise words for sure.
Thank you bro.
We were never called to know all the mysteries of God! We were told that the Truth would set us FREE INDEED!
And Jesus IS the Truth!
Outside of 11 words everything for me is taken on Faith:
God is Love, God Radically Loves YOU, God Radically Loves ME!
Other than that everything is Faith! I have Faith that the action of Jesus alone saved me and reconciled me to God and I can never be separated from HIM!
Is the ark on some mountain in Turkey – who cares?
Lets focus on the Love and help heal the world – I don’t have the time, energy or care about all the other crap!
Thank you for sharing brother!