Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Learning about God

They say you “learn something new every day” and although I’m not sure how accurate that statement is, I know that there is enough facts in the world that we each could learn something completely different every day of our lives and there would still be billions of other pieces of info floating around that we don’t know. There are always new facts; the planet’s not going to run out!

While thinking about this, my thoughts turned to God… God is so much more infinite and abundant than even the seemingly endless supply of facts.
He is everywhere and everything he created tells us something about his character. He wants to teach us and we want to learn (I hope!). So, with all that factored in, we should be learning new things about God all the time, and yet most of us don’t (or don’t appear to).
At the very, very, very least we should be able to learn 1 new thing per day about our creator.
Therefore, I challenge you (and myself) to seek out more about God daily. Keeping a record (in a diary or online) can also be really helpful.

A recent example of this, for me, was the realisation that God doesn’t think (see previous blog post). 

Divine Thought

Now, I know this will sound odd but… the other day, as I was half talking to myself- half praying, I realized something:

God doesn’t think.

Why would he need to? He knows everything already!
We humans put a lot of emphasis on thought. Thinking is good and to be encouraged. Often linked to intelligence – the more you think, the smarter you are - and yet here, in relation to God, the opposite is true.
He is of such infinite intelligence that thought is simply not required.
It just struck me as kinda cool so I wanted to share :)

EDIT: After reading over this again I just realised how hilarious this is. My revelation completely refutes the “I think therefore IAM” theory. (If you don’t understand the joke, go ask a philosophy student who is also a Christian) 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

If we are the body… We must Go!

The world is full of hurting, broken people. Damaged, despairing people and very little is being done to help them. I encourage you to read this heartbreaking article. It tells us of a great need that even the biggest humanitarian charities are failing to meet. My question is: Where is the church?! What are we Christians going to do about this?!

“But if we are the body, why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body, why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way!
Jesus paid much too high a price, for us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the body of Christ

Jesus is the way!”

“We must go - live to feed the hungry
Stand beside the broken
We must go
Stepping forward - keep us from just singing
Move us into action
We must go!