Have you ever been on a seesaw? Sometimes it can be scary at the top with our feet dangling and no way to get down (at least as a kid). We like being the heavier one and in control.
So many of us have a lopsided view of God.
That’s why He often doesn’t seem to make sense to us. However, God wants to be known in truth. Our Creator wants us to know the REAL facts about Him, not some false or preconceived notions about His Personhood.
“…True worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (Jn 4:23-24)
The Lord has revealed much about who He is and how He works through His creation, Scripture, people, circumstances, and especially through His Son (Heb 1:3). If we seek Him, we will find Him as promised in Jeremiah 29:13-14.
The craziest thing is—this transcendent God wants to relate to us in an intimate personal way!
Relationships are always two-sided, but if we look closely, we will find how lopsided our relationship with God is! Sometimes we think God is unfair, but in actuality it is unfair to Him.
Consider the fact that:
- God is superior, we are not. He is the Creator, we are the creatures (Gen 1).
- God is perfect, we are flawed (Mat 5:48).
- God is in control—while we think we are.
- God is good through and through, we are sinful and evil at heart (Lk 18:19, Rom 3:12).
- God knows all. We know little. Even all of human knowledge and scientific data gained throughout the ages is miniscule in relation to His infinite knowledge. (Job 37:16, Rom 11:33)
- God has all the wisdom. He not only has all the knowledge, but knows how to use it in the right way. Us? Not so much! (Rom 11:33)
- God has the right to take the lead, but we poor and dumb sheep often want to go our own way—which leads to destruction. (Is 53:6)
You have it all backwards. A clay dish doesn’t say to the potter, “You didn’t make me. You don’t even know how.” (Is 29:16 CEV)
We have no rights! He bought us with the precious blood of Christ. He owns us! However, He is a wonderful loving Task-Master!
- God gives so much and receives so little in return. Even when we do give Him everything, it is small in comparison. We do not deserve His gifts, yet our gracious, generous Father showers untold blessings upon His unworthy children. He is the One who is worthy, not us (Rom 8:32, Ep 1:3). Like I said in a previous blog:
We think we deserve the best in life when in reality it is God Himself who does. He is the One deserving honor and glory.
- God paid the highest price willingly to redeem us, yet we complain at the smallest sacrifice we have to make!
- God is just, although we often think He isn’t. He has the right to judge, yet we are so quick to criticize others.
Do you really want God to be fair? You and I deserve hell. But because of God’s love and mercy He gives us eternal life with Him instead.
- God loves us—sinful, flawed creatures, yet we struggle to love Him who is sinless and perfect!
We are so lopsided in our thinking and in our relationship with our Maker! Lord help us! Forgive us according to Your Son’s words for we know not what we are doing (Luke 23:34)!
Until next time, my friends, examine your relationship with your Maker, the King of the universe, and make sure you’re not trying to control that seesaw!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Pr 3:5)
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