Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ~ from Blah to Awe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, so I thought I would play for fun! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Today my teaser is a longer one, but oh the concept is wonderful if we could only grasp it and really take it to heart and put it into action in our lives.  

Limiting God

I have spent a lifetime limiting God to fit what I had in mind.  But I don't believe it's just me.  We live in a consumer society.   What we want is what we get.  So instead of letting God be God, instead of resting in the fact that He is unfathomable, unimaginable, I have custom-made Him to fit my life.  I have made Him fathomable, imaginable.  Instead of asking Him to show me who He is, I tell Him who He is. 

Do you want to know the primary reason that I, personally, have struggled with spiritual boredom?  Because I have been worshiping a god I created, one I styled to be who I needed him to be.  A god I can control?  That's not God at all! 

I had expectations of who He should be.  I expected Him to answer my prayers in my way.  I expected Him to make life easy for me.  I expected Him to help me feel His presence all the time.  I expected Him to prevent all my family members and friends from dying, give me A's on all my tests, and hang a green arrow in the clouds pointing to the college I should go to and the job I should take.  I was believing in a god that I created.  And when we do that then of course we will be bored with God!

~ taken from p. 50 & 51 of Jenna Lucado Bishop's book from Blah to Awe


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