Wednesday, September 19, 2007

IN AN INSTANT

We live in an instant world, to the point where a click on a mouse can direct us in milliseconds to millions of choices. Old favorites will appear on our screens in an instant. Is this instannt gratification carried over into our every day and spiritual lives? Has God become a favorite that we havent used for a long time? When needed he must perform instantly, in the perception that we want a God who is all-knowing and all-powerful to Whom nothing is impossible, yet still control Him, we want to tell Him what to do, when where and how and above all it must be in an instant. There are even secret formulae and mantras, pray like this, chant it like that x times and it will happen in an instant.
A close relationship isnt built up in an instant. If you have been hurt in the past by someone, it takes time for that hurt to heal, it takes time to learn to trust again, you spend time together, doing things together because that is what it takes to build friendship and trust. Maybe you have been hurt by someone in the church, disillusioned; stopped attending, in the process stopped spending time with God, there was no longer that special time.
Getting back into a close and personal relationship with God is hampered by guilt and self condemnation, I have thrown away the formulae and mantras because I dont know what to say; I have taken the honest approach, because He already knows my innermost thoughts! I told Him I dont know what to say and waited in silence. A stillness and peace came and with the joy of the promise found in Isaiah 42 "A bruised reed He will not break, a faintly burning wick He will not quench. "

6 comments:

Sophia said...

This is very true. You can fall in love in an instant, but also fall out of love in an instant! But to really love irrespectively and trust your partner, takes time.

desertstar said...

He always loves- and is always faithful- even when we can't see it. You are so right ... why is it we expect Him to be a genie in a bottle when He is actually the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Excellent thoughts- keep them coming!!

Lovebabz said...

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SMA said...

Your words have a shadow of sadness and gleam of hope. Even we are in a virtual world our sensibility is a way to express our personality. The place of our special relation with God is deep, in our soul and mind and here,all the barrier of language and religion are broken.It is our choice to express our feelings free or to keep them only for us.
Thank you for your visit on my blog and for your kind words.
I 'll return on yours to read and find another word so fall and different than mine .

SuzyQ said...

Yes! God knows our inner most thoughts. He knows every detail, every facet of our being.
By giving ourselves to Him enables Him to heal us from within.
THe process dosen't happen overnight. But once the seed is planted all it can do is grow and grow.
Blessings:0)

Daily Spirit said...

I think that this is the first time I've read where someone has addressed this issue. Very nice!