Sunday, June 01, 2008

Knowing About

I don’t know about anyone else but for me I find it very easy to accumulate much knowledge about God and yet still be barren and living in a most impoverished state.

I know it must sound so trite, a mere wrangling of words talking about ‘knowing about verses knowing Him’, but one will keep me a prisoner to the past while the other not only touches my past, but present and all of my tomorrows.

"Then Jesus said, "God's kingdom is like seed thrown on a field by a man who then goes to bed and forgets about it. The seed sprouts and grows—he has no idea how it happens. The earth does it all without his help: first a green stem of grass, then a bud, then the ripened grain. When the grain is fully formed, he reaps—harvest time!"

Love, real love, His love is what I was created for, and in receiving His love the mystery of the incarnation is happening all over again, the Word (Christ Jesus) being fleshed out in and through me.
So many have heard ‘about’ God-Jesus, but the prompting in my heart seems to be in the direction of showing Jesus to the world I live in, rather than just telling them about Him.

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit around it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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