Wednesday, June 26, 2013

lowest common denominator

I was reading this morning and kept hearing "why do people try to make Abba human?"  This is a good question because I  think at some point in time we all have done it. Generally when we can't fully understand or comprehended something we try to reduce it to the lowest common denominator. The danger in doing this allows  for fear and other things take a higher position in our lives than our God, if we can't see a God that is bigger than anything that confronts us in life than we lose hope and fall into despair and then usually blame Him for not coming through for us.  We need to remember that we created in His image and likeness, but the fullness of who He is cannot be fully comprehended. I guess for me I find comfort in knowing that Abba is greater than anything I can fully grasp and understand, but I also find great joy in knowing that He wants to have a relationship with me where He reveals to me His ways, His heart and His mysteries. The goal in life is not for us to try and make Him fit in our box, but for us to be transformed further and further into His likeness. That is where we find our strength, purpose and joy.

Isaiah 40:26-31 "Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. OJacob, how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles? OIsrael, how can you say God ignores your rights? Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."

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