Last week I laid a few questions out there for us to ponder, in order for us to get realistic about our perceptions toward God.
Of course, this is not the first time we have done this; nor am I the first person to stimulate these thoughts. That would be ridiculous, after all isn't that what God himself has been trying to do with us since.....oh, I don't know.....creation!
Yet, every day we must keep breaking God out of our God boxes. Why? Simple, we are not God and therefore we cannot perceive what is in HIS mind. Why not?.....because it would take HIS thoughts to generate HIS thoughts! I don't know about you, but as for me, I am so grateful that Jesus asked us to be forgiven for what we do not understand!
If God is everything shouldn't He be enough for us? If He is enough, why do we seem to be empty without human companion ship AND when we do have it say it isn't ENOUGH! I am not going to unpack this all today, but we will begin...again ;)
To move forward, I am bringing up several pieces from our journey groups. We do not need to take the whole trip again. I am sure this will dust the road off:
If you remember, we use a yield sign to reflect. We discussed our reason for this is to yield right of way to any higher thoughts that might desire to cross our path. I have to laugh when I see our imaginary road way - us in our car pausing to a pedestrian. Who would this wise pedestrian be in your imagination? Would it be an author; a parent; a teacher; a preacher; a public figure; the Holy Spirit; Jesus Christ or maybe God himself?
Think about if it were God himself and He walked in front of your car purposefully. He knew what time you'd be driving down memory lane and knew right when to hop off the curb to get you to slow down. What if He walked right over to your car knocked on the window and said this to you:
I don't think you will recall knowing me.....but I know you...... I am your dad and I have tried to get your attention." "It has become obvious to me, that you do not recognize me." I don't mean to frighten you but if you could simply pause for a moment, I would like to tell you a few things which are probably so deep down you never see them."
I know these are overwhelming thought for you and a bit strange. But I hear you, as I am watching over you, seeking answers to these deep longings. I think you want to know so badly that you might be getting close enough to hear me now."
I created every cell of your body and then put them together piece by piece - I started with an Adam from which I took Eve. I assembled a womb within your mother to hold each precious piece. Their feet stood within a garden the womb of my everlasting peace, from them came the generations of the work my hands laid out. All for one pure purpose....the purpose of your life.
I wrote all words of your story, your name is etched for all time. Each moment that you have traveled was protected to not end abrupt. All enemies of your lineage have been bound for your success. Today, I wanted to remind you that I am the love of your life.
All those times you were scared or lonely, reaching out to receive a lesser love. I stayed in your presence to console you, I reached out, but you couldn't see me. All those times you were happy and didn't have anyone to share in your joy, can you remember the feeling of my presence and the energy of my pride for you?
While there is not a NEED for another, I still desire you to love, lend and lead. It is good for you to embrace another, for in this way our love become a much larger thing. The presence of my peace will never leave you. And in me is the hope for your sweet satisfying rest. Every day I will rise you up with my blessings and propel you in the flow of my grace.
In a moment you may forget these deep treasures, but you are a a treasure I hold dear in my heart. Over time you will glimpse me in your image. And in time, in your image I will be seen. Just remember one thing, above all else......you are loved by ME.