When push comes to shove, when we face that critical decision where to not make a decision, is in effect a decision in itself, there comes a time when we either move forward with our decision or we walk away. I’ve tried the walking away and for me it doesn’t work. The reality of my own shortcomings became abundantly clear and to ignore the folly of my own misguided judgements, would in my mind, be utterly unreasonable.
Actually it goes beyond utterly unreasonable, it would have to border on insanity because no one, at least in my mind, can continue to ignore the self centered beings that we basically are and the motivations that drive us to our own destruction. The need for self gratification, power, position, acceptance, exoneration, success, adoration and exemption from the laws of morality or fairness that should apply to others but not to us, know few boundaries. History and the news of our day exemplify this time and time again.
We do, in times of desperation, have the capacity to walk away from our own selfish motives and goals and focus on the need to work together for the common good, but this mentality or state of mind, too often disappears, as the time of desperation dissipates and we return to the focus of self. We plot out a course that will produce the best options of self realization for ourselves and our family, never looking beyond the shortsightedness of our end state, for ourselves and those for whom we love.
All of us have our own unique paths that lead us to this reality, although there are many who just ignore it or try to overwhelm or mask it with medications, drugs or alcohol and continue down the path of complacency, moving through this gift of life, towards our eventual demise. Seeing but never seeing, hearing but never hearing, living but never living.
There are many reasons why I believe in God, and in the revelation of His Son Jesus Christ. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time you’ve probably run into a good number of them. And reasons or historical facts are extremely important because they basically validate why we believe, what we believe. They are the ground work that builds the platform from which we move forward on. Our faith in God, in His testimony to us, as found in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, testify to a loving God that we have walked away from and who desires that we be in union with Him once again.
It can be a hard concept to grasp but if one takes the time to acknowledge our selfish motivations and actually look at and study the Bible, God’s word, and see the progressive revelation that unfolds, throughout it’s entirety, a whole new reality unfolds. The possibility of a real relationship with God is promised, with a constant source of guidance and direction and an enduring life with God here now and after when we leave these physical bodies behind. This life that we have been given is supposed to prepare us for the life that God intends us to have with Him when we leave these bodies behind. He created us in His image, to be with Him, for all eternity. There is so much more.
Do I thoroughly understand it all, no I don’t. There are a good number of questions that I don’t have answers to, things that I don’t thoroughly understand. But I have found that God gives us just enough, always, in every aspect of our walk of faith with Him, to keep my relationship with Him at the faith level. He basically wants me to believe in Him, trust Him, depend on Him. Faith means trust.
The reality of a relationship with God, here, now, is real. The continual expansion or growth of our faith or trust in Him, and the fulfillment of all our needs, at every level, is also real. That’s what the life we have been given is all about.
Revelation 3:20 NIV “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!