Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Seeking

Purity of Mind: Day 18 - Searching for Truth

Jeremiah 33:2-3
This is God's message, the God who made the earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: "Call to me and I will answer you.  I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own."

I think a lot of the time I take everything I know about God for granted.  It wasn't until when Dave first became a Christian, it dawned on me that I really had learnt heaps about who God was and what he did, but sometimes I wonder if its all really true, and how can I be super sure.  So often I look at other religions and wonder what would happen if I had been brought up in an Islamic house, or a Buddhist home, would I have just accepted those religions instead?  Thankfully, I guess I have had my own encounters with God and I know that he is real and that he has saved me, and continues to use me.  But this whole idea of truth and proof is something that I really struggle with in that, I feel like I need to be 100% sure all the time because if I am not than I fear I might be in trouble.  I know this is where faith comes in and all that kind of stuff, but sometimes I wonder what I could actually prove if I needed to, without just saying 'well I just know'.  In my devotion today, the author challenges me to seek God out, to test it all and to search, because God will prove himself time and time again.  I have often thought about doing this, but then I think of the verses about not testing God and wonder if its really ok to seek like that.  I think the other thing in all this is that even if I really wanted to search and test, I wouldn't even know where to start.  How does one start to research God...and the authenticity of the stories?  I have no idea.  

1 comments:

david February 8, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

I agree with you. It is hard to know what to do. It says do not test god and who am I to test god I am nothing next to him. Why should he have to prove himself to me, what is my authority to question him. I think he wants to show us, the way we see it is through noticing it. We don't need to have authority to ask him. We don't even need to ask he will prove himself constantly we just need to notice. He is like Dexter always wanting attention we just ignore it or tell him to get on his bed. But you are right it is hard to know what to do.


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