WHOSE FOOL

“I am Christ’s fool; whose fool are you?”  John Wimber

There is so much about God and His Kingdom that we simply don’t understand.  That’s okay:  He loves it when we press in to discover His ways and know Him more fully.
Meanwhile, we witness or experience mysteries that boggle our minds and sometimes scare us.
Do you remember the first time you heard someone speak in tongues, for example?  It doesn’t really make sense, until you learn that “deep is calling to deep;” spirit is talking to spirit.
How about the first time you hear of someone being healed…or are healed yourself?  There is no logical explanation; yet it is happening.  Why not?  God created you; He knows exactly how to heal anything that goes wrong; He is the Omnipotent One who loves you.
At a more basic level, have you ever attempted to explain faith?  No matter how hard you try, words will fall short of the glory and depth of this mystery.

It is intriguing that people resist God and His ways because they don’t understand or feel comfortable; yet there are all sorts of things they will hold to, even though they are not able to grasp them:  Most of nature, astronomy, atoms, humans….

Then there is the mistaken notion that we do know.  I’m sure God gets a chuckle out of that one!
The truth is, compared to all there is to know, we are unlearned, uninformed and ignorant.
Paul spoke well when he said, “Now we know in part; then, we will know fully, even as we are fully known.”  (1 Corinthians 13:12b)
Another bit of inspired wisdom comes from saints throughout history, who exhort us to rest with unknowing.  Put another way,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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