“The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together.” Psalm 19.7
People believe life values are relative, transitory in their appearance and usefulness. Arguments suggest black and white principles are actually shades of gray, ever shifting and changing.
I believe God is absolutely consistent and constant. Consequently, we often resent God and find Him difficult to understand. If God is black and white then what possibly could be the problem?
We apply our bias and assumptions to who and what God is. We assume we know who God is and what God desires from us. If we find our assumptions valid then we begin a journey to because what we believe God expects us to become.
Last night was a perfect example of this type of belief. A good friend celebrated his fortieth birthday. Traditional celebration with friends, humorous toasts, gifts, and cards. Because of the hat I wore, the subject of God came up at several different times in the evening. I’m not sure who they believed and assumed they were talking about; I know the person had no relationship to my God.
Their god appeared to hold them in constant judgement. Their god appeared to judge first ask later. Their god had no relevance to life around them. Given these facts, they pursued another illusive god who goes by the name happiness.
I know the god they describe; it used to be my own. I found myself falling back into the old memories, caught in a reflective pool of memories. The evening carried on through a Greek fashion show and celebration into the early morning hours. I found myself drifting into God arms pleading for the right words to set their pictures straight.
God said, “be.” There were no other words or directions, just be. I want to do more but the power of His force hits.
Where can I see God at work? Through people modeling God with conviction. How am I changed? By believing in the miracle of grace.
What can I do? Walk and let God do His job.