Wellspring of God

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“All things have been created through Him and for Him. He himself is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

I travel in widening circles and I have seen this.

We each see God through our gifts, personality and experience.

The Artist sees God the great artist, who made us in His image to create a rich, beautiful culture and to have dominion over the earth.

The Evangelist sees God who seeks and saves the lost and commissions his followers to do the same.

The Humanitarian sees God who is love, commanded us to love and to secure justice for the poor and downtrodden. It is on this basis, “the least of these” we will be judged.

The Intellectual sees God the “logos” who commands us to love God with our mind and who from beginning wove “reason” into the universe.

The Apologist sees God the “truth” and sets out to defend the faith like Paul did in the synagogue, marketplace and Areopagus.

In short;
We each see our self.

Then we do what we see.
And then we tell others what we see is who God is, and we tell them what we do is what God commands them to do.

If we saw God fully, we would no longer see and be our self, we would see God. Seeing God, we would travel deeper in the wellspring of God and we would become what we see and do who we are becoming. His image in us would conform to Him and we would do all of the above, paradoxically becoming fully human in the process, or as Jesus said, “we would find our life by losing it.”

And then we would either:
Start telling people,
“People! It is about God’s image in you & becoming fully human.”
We would get busy, writing books, selling tapes, CD’s and DVD’s.
We would hold seminars and be invited to important gatherings and yikes would we be in demand.
This would be typical of us, but wrong.

Or,

We would know “it is about God,” do what we know, and wait for Him to tell us exactly what is next.

In short;
We would sit down and shut up.

“Be Still and Know that I am God.”

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AND, on the irresistibility of posting private thoughts in public places

Dilemma
by David Budbill.

I want to be
famous
so I can be
humble
about being
famous.

What good is my
humility
when I am
stuck
in this
obscurity?

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

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