I was sitting in church today (yes, the donuts were AWESOME!) and I was thinking about the fact that I have been married almost 9 1/2 years.
That’s a LONG time!
The thing is, I still think of us as newly-weds. I have been married to my wife for over nine years. in a couple of months I’ll have known her for 10 years. That’s amazing but yet I still don’t feel I know her as well as I could!
My thoughts then moved on to God. I’ve been a Christian for a long time but, somehow, I don’t seem to have the same desire to spend time with God and get to know Him betterÂ as I have to do the same with my wife.
The amount I don’t know about my wife pales into insignificance against the amount I don’t know about God and yet I’m more eager to eak outÂ every last little bit of informationÂ about my wife than I am to dive into the mysteries of the love and grace of our Almighty Creator!
Am I the only one who feels that way? I suspect not.
There is so much we need to learn about God and yet we fill our time with watching movies and whatever the latest, greatest, TV show is while virtually ignoringÂ our relationship with our Creator.
When did our priorities get so messed up?
On a totally different note, I was watching some Rubik’s Cube experts online. The fastest I saw was someone solving the cube in just under 14 seconds. Then I saw somone do it in just under 25 second ONE HANDED and someone else do it in underÂ 2 minutes BLINDFOLDED. OK, so yes, I was doing that when I should have been spending time building my relationship with God (specifically by doing my ministry school homework).
I then started searching for Christians who can do Rubik’s cube. Somehow or other, I stumbled upon this blog post: http://signofjonah.wordpress.com/2007/01/11/189/Â whichÂ talks about Henri Nouwen, who we have been studying in class.
The post gives an interesting counterpoint argument to the teaching weÂ heard in class and it seemsÂ that, even though I wasn’t focusing on God right then, He was focusing on me and sent me to that site to remind me of something. WhatÂ He reminded me was that you shouldn’t just blindly accept and believe whatever you hear, even if it’s from a very ‘respectable’ teacher.
Be careful what (or who) you believe. Measure everything against the scriptures and if it doesn’t line up with scripture -reject it!