There are those who don’t think that God is real. They think they can reason him away. They believe that everyone who calls on God, or tries to follow him, is simply fooling himself or herself and everyone who listens or agrees is fooled as well. They will tell you that all these people are living in a dream – living by a series of false presuppositions which would not stand in the face of reason . . .HOW UNREASONABLE!!!
Belief is a paradox. Only the person who decides to truly believe God is when He cannot be seen can ever truly see Him! This is not a series of false propositions or circular reasoning, leading to self-deception. It is blind faith leading to sight! The paradox is that in some ways you have to let go to be able to hold on to the Truth.
Speaking of Jesus as God in the flesh, John writes: He was in the world and the world came into being through him, but the world did not know him. He came to that which was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God – children born not of blood, or the will of flesh, or the will of man, but of God.” John 1:10-13
I haven’t heard this in a long time, but I know there are those who will tell you that God is a human construct – that God is just someone’s grand idea. Well, I challenge that thought with the opposite thought. God is not our idea, we are His idea. Until we learn to let our will and our ideas about who we are and what we can accomplish be lined up with His idea about these things, we will never be all we were meant to be.
That’s a lot to think about.
Who Can Will His Will? Will You?
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Ten Things I Know About Ministry
Solitude Versus Loneliness
The Art of Mending