“If we had a God we could fully understand, we would have a very tiny god.”
A quote from Megan Fate Marshman (I hope I wrote this down exactly). We attended a women’s conference at the beginning of March. Megan’s intro and closing messages were nourishing to my very thirsty soul. The statement is profound, perhaps too edgy for many. Yet, I feel, it is timely to consider if you’re contemplating the big picture of our current world crisis.
Many who believe there is a God have a hard time comprehending His sovereignty— why bad things happen to good people. We appreciate blessings because this correlates with love. Our current threat is a time that puts many followers to the test. “I don’t understand why God would do this to me… to us… to them…”
I have friends and loved ones who don’t believe there is a supreme authority over humankind. In my heart, I hope they will encounter undeniable truth so they can know this pure and eternal peace.
Some believe there must be some force in the universe but can’t logically wrap their minds around the theology of one absolute God. Perhaps you inherited your faith [religion] but never truly dug deep to make it your own. Have you got the time now?
The key to unlocking the mystery of Christian faith is a heart matter. It’s not like believing in Santa but it’s a bit like the boy in The Polar Express. Romans 10 gives us this golden ticket— “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
BOOM! [mic drop]
The boy in Polar Express closes his eyes super tight and says “I want to believe! I want to believe!” Christian faith is not magic but this connection, like a plug going into an outlet, is exactly what your creator God is waiting for—- “Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened.” Without authenticity, between just you and your creator (no judge, jury, or third-party intervention) the connection between you and God doesn’t conduct electricity. Without authenticity your Spiritual ignition will not turn the engine. You have to initiate the flow by your own will and heartfelt belief.
Now think about Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz— at the end of this movie, she does the same thing as the kid in Polar Express. She closes her eyes, focuses on her meditation— “There’s no place like home! There’s no place like home!”
Both theatrical examples have one thing in common— they both had what they needed inside but just needed guidance and the right journey to set them on their trajectory. All the lessons learned along the way were critical to arrive at that point in time. Nothing was wasted.
The flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz creep me out! And the precarious fetes Chris and his friends navigate to get the the North Pole are intense. What kind of story would it be without all the details that refine them for the happy ending? The producer carefully includes the details to develop the character and the storyline. He’s doing the exact same thing with us but with a LOT more characters, scenes, backstories, and a very tenacious villain. AND, this is all happening simultaneously! AND since the beginning of time with more interconnected stories than Star Wars!
How big is the god [God] you’re trying to pack into a box to pull out of the closet for special occasions?
How big do you need Him to be to accomplish all you think life should be? All your family and friends need? All the WORLD needs?
Man! I sure hope this place in time is our trajectory to make things right without the distractions and possessions we’ve been filling our sockets with. We were all created with a unique purpose yet with a strand of commonality that binds is together regardless of any outward things we’ve used to divide us.
There truly is no place like home but this place is not our final destination. May you come to know this free gift of peace that surpasses all human comprehension. Just ask with your heart and mind fully surrendered to really, truly want to believe.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose…” Romans 8:28
I’m including the link below to know more about the necessary acknowledgments (steps) to affirm your faith. This is one method of sharing the Good news of Christ Jesus. [Romans Road]
Yes, by simply believing in Christ and confessing your own inadequacy to go it alone, you are assured salvation. But God has so much more for you until the end of your life on earth. To know more, contact me to pray together. You should also connect with a solid Bible based church in your area. We were created to be in fellowship with one another. This seed is just planted. It needs sunlight and water to flourish. Root and grow!