Me and my my "Main Squeeze"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Overblown Theology

I love learning about God.

His attributes.

His heart.

His love.

But more than that I love knowing His attributes, His heart, His love first hand.

I am so very thankful that the simplest and least educated person can still know God in deep and profound ways without the benefit of years in college and seminary. Maybe I am a bit bias in my thoughts since I have no formal theological education but have come to know my wonderful God through a lifetime journey with my hand in His.

I dread to imagine a world where only the theologians could know God and they would have to guide the masses in order for the common folks to get close to the Father at all. I don't think this was what God had in mind when He said in Rev. 3:20 "Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me." (New English Translation).

I love the picture of sitting down with the Father and sharing a meal in my house; with all the clutter, dirt and "unmentionables". He knows I am not the same kind of housekeeper that He is but He doesn't care as long as He can have communion with me. What better way to become intimate with Him? We know He desires that close of a relationship with us because he is the one knocking on the door and calling out to us.

Formal training is good but thank God it is not required.

I think it's time to eat.