I think it’s hard to understand how tangible God is, because it’s hard to imagine being close to a spiritual being for a lot of people. The term Christian or Christianity has become more strictly about what we can ‘see’ and ‘do’ and not really about having a spiritual connection with a God who is inter-connected to us in the spiritual sense. Going to a church building and ‘doing’ certain things is something that is touchable. We can easily do things for God, or understand things about God but not really see how we can be connected with him because it seems that the spiritual side of Christianity seems to be hard to wrap our minds around. When I talk about God to someone I always say I have a personal relationship with Him, however, I think that is like telling someone that you have been to space and actually got to see the earth revolve around the sun; It’s really hard to imagine how that is possible because of the personal experience that it gives seems so foreign for a lot of folks. I even think that some people’s perception of God can also keep them away from having a real tangible relationship with him. If someone thinks God is to be feared, than that fear can keep them away from God. Why would anyone want to be close to a God who is angry or waiting to punish you once you blow it? I totally wouldn’t want to be close to a God like that. Perceptions of how we think about God really play a huge role in how close we allow ourselves to really be with him. How do we break down this mind barrier that keeps us spiritually distant from really knowing who God is personally? Doing things for God and understand who God is, from what the bible says doesn’t cut it for me. It simply just brushes on the surface of who God is to you personally. I want more than that, much more because I have experienced a sense of spiritual connections with Father that I cannot simply explain in words… I think what individuals experience is something that they can’t simply explain, but the experience in us speaks for itself. What I mean is this. We were created in His image, and when we are inter-connected with him, our life can’t express anything else but who he is to others through us. I find this to be a remarkable sense of reality in my life. I know I am not perfect or even come close, but this kind of living is not about being perfect or a competition of who is closer to Father. It’s about authenticity with our Father and experiencing this is like capturing a breathtaking sunset for the first time, though there is no comparison to the realness that is experienced. I think even on this earth we aren’t even coming close to the more real experience that awaits us when we are face to face with Father.
Not all who wander are aimless, especially those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond image. -- Mona Lisa Smile
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