Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thought for the day

"This week I was thinking about God, trying to prod God to speak to me. I wanted to enter into the realm of the supernatural. I wanted to be caught up like John was (Rev. 4:1). I wanted to narrow the distance of what I saw as a vast chasm between God and myself. I wanted to see His back like Moses (Ex. 33:22), or take a chariot ride like Elijah (2 Kings 2:11).

I looked into the skies and I said, "Father, why does it all seem so futile. It seems that at every turn there is something of a lesser sort that makes itself easily available. I want to make wise choices and please you. I want to be the God man of this century. How Lord can I overcome who I am?"  In my moments of heightened spiritual ascent, I realized that I was really doing this for me. I was on a sort of spiritual throne trying to figure out God and bring Him down to think like me. After all, wasn't God made in my image?

You know, God doesn't always say to us what we want to hear. But God did speak to me, and He said, at the moment of my highest aspirations, "Oh foolish and little man. How vain are your thoughts."

Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2011

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