Seeing God our Father less darkly: page one of a conversation?


Love touches. Love changes. Love is that powerful.

I am reading some verses this morning. A Love Story. The bible. Words written so many years ago. Still living. Still of love. Still touching. Still changing. Still of power.

And the fascination is relationship.

I as the reader seek out my Lord and Father. I as the reader dwell in the words of another. I as the reader am changed. I as the reader of the printed shapes and forms on the page or the screen see only dry ink or ethereal pixels. Yet I seek love. I find love. If I allow.

Julia, the catalyst and trigger for the previous sequence of posts, asked some very specific questions. Thank you, Julia.

Yet if we speak of God – we speak also of our lover. One God. All of us. And that prompted a thought … rather than adding “my answers” and inviting comment in the usual way …

Why not invite your thoughts to Julia’s questions … would that allow a conversation about “our” lover?

Therefore, this post is simply an invitation:

This is your conversation – our conversation. Please take it wherever you wish … write whatever you wish … as short or as long as you wish … comments and questions … comments and questions to questions and comments. A conversation rather than a blog.

DOH!! That probably means checking back to see where the conversation goes.

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Gentle Breeze on January 30, 2015 said:
Tell me what you mean by the ‘corporate church”.
Are we part of it whether or not we want to be?
Is Jesus part of it?
If not, how can it be made a place where Jesus feels at home?
And how can we the sheep find our shepherd?
These are the first of my questions…
Julia”
(He leads me beside a moorland stream: https://reflectionsduringlent.wordpress.com/)

To be found in the comments below:
To see GSHJ “less darkly”: https://justmebeingcurious.com/2015/01/24/to-see-gshj-less-darkly/#comment-5290

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I have no idea where this may or not go – and ain’t that just the best?

Thank you.

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4 thoughts on “Seeing God our Father less darkly: page one of a conversation?

  1. Such interesting questions. I suppose that the only way I can approach them is to ask other questions.
    Tell me what you mean by the ‘corporate church’? Is your emphasis on the first word or the second?
    Are we part of it whether or not we want to be? Why would you not want to be a part of it?
    Is Jesus part of it? Is the bridegroom part of the marriage?
    If not, how can it be made a place where Jesus feels at home? I’d change this slightly to ask ‘how can I make it a place where Jesus feels at home’?
    And how can we the sheep find the shepherd? Have you sought out a sheep that needs feeding?

  2. Ok…I have only two little tidbits to contribute because I am running out of time and realize I could spend hours answering Julia’s questions. So for now, I will keep it simple and offer what God put on my heart immediately.

    As to this question: If not, how can it be made a place where Jesus feels at home?
    The way I see it, Jesus makes His home in us. Not in a building or on a billboard or religion. He makes His home in each one of us. If we allow Him to dwell in us. But we must also make our home in Him. Not in anything of this world: “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” (John 15:4) We must allow. We must have relationship. Real, raw, transparent relationship. And it takes a lot of work. But He is willing to do the work in us. As long as we allow.

    As for the second question: And how can we the sheep find our shepherd?
    I turn again to Jesus’ Words: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). In order to find Him, we must know His voice. To know His voice, we must know Him. Not just know about Him. Relationship. Pure and simple.

    Does that make sense?

    • Perfect sense. And you bring Him to this place each time you write. Short or long, tidbit or bigbit – you just do. I think it is because He is within you and everything you are.

      Are we back to love and power? You have both!

      🙂

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