Is God coming…. ?
Glennon Doyle Melton is someone I wish I could have tea with at least once a week. She is so open and honest and relentlessly optimistic about the human spirit and what God can do thru us – and brave enough to share her musings with the world. Ok, Ok, I’ll be honest, she’s sort of my inspiration to share my musings and get this blog going. I read recently that to be successful in the blogosphere you need to teach something. I’m not so sure what I am an expert of that I could teach anyone; but I do love nuggets of wisdom and want to share what I pick up. So read Glennon’s post on Momastery….
I got into a spiritual conversation with the least likely candidate, a Jewish colleague who carries an air of cynicism and firmly believes in science over every other possible explanation. The question of baptism evolved into a debate about the presence of God. He believes that God kicked things off with the big bang and moved on to His next project. My colleague doesn't think God is listening to and answering prayers or causing bad (or good) things to happen. I politely dissented… We absolutely have free will to do as we please, but God is there for us to seek him out. Everything is about our personal relationship with Jesus. It’s our individual faith in Him that influences our actions – which in turn impact other people around us. God works thru us, so He’s here, right now; he shows up. We just have to pay attention. I think this is what Glennon’s post was all about.