Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Do not hold on to me

One of the things that struck me this Easter was the fact that I cannot hold on to my picture of God. I have to constantly allow God to be god even if that means he is different than I believe him to be or even want him to be.
On Sunday 8 people gave their testimonies about how God had worked in their life. Most of them recounted how they had a picture of God that was wrong. And through experiences, others, reading the bible their view began to change with the result that their life began to change.
Also when reading the stories of the resurrection I got the idea that disciples had to let go of Jesus as they knew him. They had to allow him to be greater than they had imagined. Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension changed everything for them, including their ideas of who Jesus was.
I came to realize that I am very arrogant to believe that I have full understanding of who God is. I have come to the conclusion that I really do not know a whole lot - I just think I do.

1 comment:

John said...

Well said, I sometimes think I know God, and think I shoud do this and that in my life to make me feel better and closer to him, but then He decides I should do and act a totally oppisite way then I wanted.
And I realize that I totally misunderstood Him and I do it his way in the end. GOD is in controll whether we like it or not.