Thursday, January 20, 2011

Things I know.

I was listening to a podcast yesterday on my morning walk on Doubt.

The speaker was expressing how the more he seems to study the Bible, the more He doesn't see it clearly.
And the more he knows God's heart, the less black and white life is.. and the more grey areas there are.

I chuckled to myself...
Oh boy, I so get that.

I had always been taught that as I grew in my relationship with God, and as I studied the Bible, everything would get clearer and more black and white..

I too, have found the opposite to be true.

So many things that I was so completely sure about, I am not.
And the things I was NOT sure about, I am.

Alot more these days remain a question in my head... a mystery.
But we seem to be the only generation in history that has to have it all figured out.
We seem to be the generation that has or needs to have an explanation for everything that happens.
Every other generation actually took the whole, " God is just mysterious." statement and believed it.
It was just something that people excepted.
God is mysterious.
This life is mysterious.
We cannot understand and wrap our heads around everything that happens.
There is not an explanation for everything.

Anyways, it got me thinking....

What do I know for sure?

Not alot!

Just as a disclaimer... I have a bunch of scriptures for what I am going to share, but just didn't feel like posting them all.. lol!
Sometimes that can be helpful, but sometimes it can be really annoying.
So if you would like to talk about any of these thoughts, or would like to have scripture references, I don't mind sharing those with you! :)

This is what I know:

~ I know that God is my Father.

If there is one thing that Jesus came to do it was to set the record straight on a ton of areas.
One of the areas He pounds on constantly is the question of, "What is God like?"

"Others may have said all of tthese things about who God is... but I am the ONLY one that has ever known Him. No body has known Him but Me, the Son... not the prophets, not David, not Samuel, not ANYBODY... Only the Son knows Him.
And I am here to tell you that God IS Father. period.
You want to know what He is like, then look at Me."

(my paraphrase)

~ I know that God is love.
Every motivation of God's heart is love.
It's who He is.
Of all the mysteries of Him, this is one thing you can always count on.
He IS love.
He does not rule with an iron fist.
He does not rule with FEAR...(this is a big one for us religious folk)
He does not rule in a performance driven way. (this means a lot...oh my gosh.. this means that nothing I DO or don't DO earns His love....HUGE!)
He IS love.

~ I know that He loves me, and every person on this planet that ever was and that ever will be.

I am not talking about pansy love here.. I am talking about ferocious, all enveloping, passionate love. He is crazy about you and crazy about me kinda love. Can't wait to see you kind of love.

~ I know there is one law.... The law of LOVE.

As passionate as He loves me, He shows me and teaches me how to love through His everyday, never changing love for me.
And He asks me to let that love overflow on to the people around me.
God doesn't pick and choose who He loves...
He just loves people.
All people.
His love isn't's quite the opposite.
And He asks me to be like Him.
The question that I hear in my heart all the time is,

"Amy will you love My family...your family?
Will you not worry about their "stuff", their lifestyles, the condition of their hearts,
and just love them?"

~I know that I am created...designed to draw life from those things that God actually created me to draw life from.

~ I know that I am created for relationship.
Relationship with God and relationship with people.

This whole area I see this so differently then I ever have before.
I am not talking about the passive listening to one man at the front on a platform, while I sit diagonal to my brothers and sisters kind of thing.
I am sorry guys, that is not relationship.
I am talking relationship, community kind of thing.
Community meaning people that I connect with in a natural and organic way.
Heart connections...not forced connections.

Life giving relationships that are not toxic or forced.

~ I know that Christ is the Word of God. That when God the Father spoke the world, the universe into being, man into being, He was speaking Jesus into every single living organism.

My new perspective is no longer where Jesus is NOT... it is seeing where He is already.
He is in everything.
He is the glue that holds all matter together...including me..including you.
So I don't bring Jesus anywhere, my job is to see where He is already. ;)

That's all I know.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE what you know friend
    these are things of beauty

    love and light