Not Finding God
Soul Snack 23/13 ... Not Finding God
God is not found in the study of scripture.
God is not found in skills with context, history or scriptural interpretation.
God is not found in the hallowed halls that multiply knowledge.
God is not found from the masters of learning.
God is not found in the libraries of His world.
God is not found through the privations of the body.
God is not found in ornate mausoleums of brick and stone or high houses with tall steeples.
God is THE love-keeper, He can only be found by the heart.
On bent knees hunched across the bed God is found.
Hands clasped tight in prayer will find God.
The unlocked heart gazing wide to heaven will see God.
The mind can no more find God than man can remove his sin.
There is no mind so clever that it can search God nor heart so dull that God can't search it.
Four centuries ago Blaise Pascal reasoned correctly - It is the heart that perceives God not the reason.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (Ez 36:26)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Kindness in speaking creates GRACE, kindness in thinking creates HOPE, kindness in feeling creates LOVE."
#This subject is also touched in Stoning Adam and Eve