I’ve been pondering this world we live in, and all the divisions and hostilities to each other. My thinking has led me down a path of realization that all of us view the world and how it operates through a variety of lenses.
I have chosen to do my best to view life through the eyes of the Creator. I have come to believe by learning, experience, and observation, there must be a Divine Being. By definition, observation and research, that Divine Being, many call God, must be greater than me.
Through years of study, I’ve come to believe the Bible both the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Testament and the Christian, New Testament is His communication to us so we can know who he is and what he is like. Through this belief in the Scriptures, I also have learned God reveals himself through the creation and ultimately through his son, Jesus Christ.
Being the supreme being of the universe automatically carries with it the idea He is much more in the know than any of us, even the brightest minds, and greatest scientists are but dim bulbs compared to his all-knowing glory.
Coming to see myself as totally incomplete without him, I’ve seen when left to my own best thinking, my mind is warped, my choices are flawed and my emotions are fickle. I’m left with one solution, humble myself, surrender to him and then study his creation, his word, and his son to learn all I can so I can know him and what pleases him.
I cannot attempt to shape him into my image, I must be shaped into his image. My natural thoughts are not his thoughts, His ways are much higher than mine and I have no way to know them other than humbly learning from him.
This requires when I study his words and ways, I seek to know his truth and then submit myself to it. I cannot attempt to twist and pervert what he says to align with my best thinking apart from him.
This view of life will always put me in the minority. Culture will shout and vehemently disagree, just as a similar culture took the perfect son of God and crucified him 2,000 years ago.
When I operate by my best thinking, I create a god that suits me, a god of my own understanding, but in reality that god only exists in my mind. It is only when I seek to know THE God, the true, living and all-knowing God and submit to his ways, I become enlightened to the truth, reality and the Divine Wisdom of God.
blessings and ponderings,