A Better Way?…Knowing the Word of God…
Anger, Disbelief, Discouragement…I could keep going!
These are the things of the World we live in, unfortunately. There is a better way…better things…and as humans we ask or tell ourselves (?), that there must be a better way, on a regular basis.
It is the denying of these worldly things, that is the answer. You see, the things of the World that the Word of God speaks of are not the things of our understanding. God is asking His children to do something much more important than giving up cigarettes and alcohol.
He is asking them to believe in a Parent they have never laid eyes upon, and a Son who died to free them from a world of pain and death…Yet…
He knew that wrapping our tiny little minds around this thing would be impossible for a children who could not physically sit in Daddy’s lap when frightened or hurt.
So He sent the Word…
And the Word was alive and the Word was God…
We have come to a place in our human existence where we believe we must have information, on all things, to find that better way. Knowing, Knowledge, Information… have become what we understand as what we need to understand. This is a lie!
God didn’t ask us to know anything, but that He is God. He did not ask us to seek anything, but the Kingdom of God. He did not ask us to believe anything, but that His Son died for us…so that we could be in that better place.
This should excite us…yet for some it does not. So very sad, really.
The better way to life here is to seek God. Again, not an easy thing. At first glance the bible, the Living Word, seems to be condemning, constricting. Well that is because we see God as a religion. Religion is a thing of the mind…not of God. Religion is a look (thing of worldly knowledge) at God, from a legalistic point of view. However, look again at what God has asked of His kids:
Know that He is God: this is about a relationship. Knowing God is about having a relationship with Him. Any “understanding” of a thing or person is an intimate act. If I know about, lets say social work, and am able to perform the functions of that position, I am intimate with that function and position. If I can function in the office of social work, and perform that function everyday, I am intimate with that position and I begin to have relationship with those in that position. The deadly part is that I begin to identify myself with that position! It becomes a part of who I am…there is nothing more intimate than that.
God did not intend that!
25 So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; He created him in the He created them male and female.
God required an “intimate” relationship with Him…not the “knowledge of Him!!! Adam and Eve walked in the cool of the day with God! Relationship!
God intended that we be like Him…that we resemble Him. Like our children, look at your kids!, they look like you (in your image). They also look like God (let us make them in our image!). Your kids act like you! They have your mannerisms, they have inflection in their voice that is yours! This is according to :