I’ve come to realize that I’ve been TOYING with God’s emotions. In fact, I’ve INSULTED GOD. That’s not to suggest that I think that I’ve fooled Him, or gotten away with something; because after all….I’ve come to realize it, although the idea of it has been lurking around in my mind for a while. Up until lately, I’ve thought of myself as being in close concert with God…you know…praying to Him all the time, etc. Well, while that’s true…the missing factor is this: I come to realize that I’M NOT GOOD AT LISTENING to God. I’m running my mouth so much, so FAST, that I’m in and out. The door is slammed shut, probably, while He is about to say something …. and I’m not there to LISTEN. Has that happened to you? I hope not. I’m really MAD at myself! Forgive me LORD, for I am a SINNER. So…do you think God is void of emotion? Let me put that idea to rest. We humans react in a worldly manner; and also, we have a spiritual reaction, which is EMOTION, which springs from God’s emotion; as He created us in His image. (Genesis 1:27). Then there is the Incarnation. As Jesus was human, he felt as we feel, weeping with those who wept (John 11:35), feeling compassion for the multitudes (Mark 6:34), and being overcome with sorrow (Matthew 26:38). Through it all, He revealed the Father to us (John 14:9). …Blessings…cjlb …12/18/13
Photo Credit: Taken by me, right outside my back door, via my Samsung Galaxy Note II….