Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Something is Wrong. What are you going to do about it?

If you're like most people, you know God is there, but you don't really know Him.  Something isn't right. 

1.  You didn't appear out of thin air; someone made you.  On some level, you tend to believe that God is your Creator.

2. You don't really know your Creator.  You know your friends; you can describe their likes and dislikes, peculiar aspects of their personalities, and their mannerisms, but with God everything you claim to know about him is vague and distant.  You know God even less than you "know" your favorite celebrity.  You comfort yourself that He cares about you personally, but the curious thing is that instead of getting to know Him, you demonstrate little desire to find out what He is really like, His history with humanity, or what He has expressed about Himself.   

3. You don't bother to find out what He wants you to do.  You selectively remember a few religious nuggets of wisdom you've heard here and there, but you rarely make an effort to investigate whether or not He has explicitly revealed His expectations for behavior.  You reassure yourself that all He wants is for you to be nice to others (the golden rule and all that,) but you can't be bothered to crack open the main book on the topic or ask some critical questions of some of the people who claim to know.  Your apathy is evident in your failure to take advantage of available resources. 

4. You call yourself, and everyone else, His "children," indicating your knowledge on some level that He created us to be a reflection of Himself.  And yet instead of comparing yourself to Him (your lifestyle, the words you speak, and your actions) you assess how "good" you are by comparing yourself to other people. You let yourself off the hook by thinking of others you consider much worse than yourself.  You measure yourself by the wrong standard, comparing people to other people instead of comparing people to God.

Clearly, there is a major problem between you and God.  Things are not okay, and it's a bad idea to let that go on indefinitely.  So, what are you going to do about it?   

Followers