"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." (quote by Maya Angelou) This blog is the song that I sing. It is a song of my journey in discovering God day by day, not one of having all the answers.
The other afternoon there was a
stunning sunset taking place. I reached for my camera and did my best to
capture the God moment before it disappeared.
I became frustrated trying to snap pictures of the beauty in between all
the houses around me. I felt uncertain
that I captured anything I would be pleased with or would do justice to the
real thing. I wished I had noticed the sunset happening earlier so I could have
driven to a better location with an unimpeded view. I was so doubtful, I simply
put my camera away and didn’t even care to look at the pictures at that moment. Subsequently, I forgot I had even taken them.
I have come to realize that we can continue to wake up to life.
There is so much to awaken to and become aware of beyond what we
already know—not only within ourselves but also outside of ourselves.
Awakening more challenges the status quo and
what has become comfortable to us in our current state of awareness. It propels us to learn new things and adjust
to new surroundings. It is not for those
who prefer to remain comfortable and undisturbed.
I travel on my life journey, I must ultimately look to God, not man. I must also repeatedly entrust myself and
every other human being to Him and remember we are all dependent upon Him.
is One God and Father of all who is upon all and through all and in all…
God Who makes the world and all that is in it…
[He is] inherent of heaven and earth…
Himself gives to all life and breath and all...
in Him we are living and moving and are...
are His workmanship…
(Ephesians 4:6, Acts 17:24,25,28,
I pursue further discovery and understanding of God, I turn toward Him and ask Him to show me the truth of who He is and the truth of His ways and
realities. I don’t want to be convinced,
confused, cajoled, indoctrinated, or brain-washed by what others say about God. I will walk my own journey. If God is God, then He is more than capable
of revealing His true nature to me and to others. Obviously, at this time He chooses not to
have us all on seeing eye to eye in how we comprehend Him or not. I don’t completely understand why it must be
this way, but I can’t do anything to change it.
I can only take responsibility for my actions and how I personally deal
with that in my own life.