So, what is your view of God? How do you see Him?
I was musing the other day, and considering how it is that we, given half a chance, will always try and twist God into the place where we want Him. Sometimes it’s obvious (once you see it), as you discover that you’ve put self on the throne and relegated God to your personal servant. Othertimes it is more subtle, and hard to notice until the Holy Spirit gives you a poke.
The other day it came to me that I was viewing God as a remote manager to check in time to time with for instructions. At that point I was reorientated, and shown that, no, He is the captain on the field and is most certainly leading the team.
It’s not that I’d forgotten that He was the one in charge, it was just that I had twisted my understanding and started to see Him in that more remote, aloof way. It seems that given half a chance we’ll always twist the relationship back to self. The closer we get to God, the more we realise His immanence, and that far from being a remote manager, he is the one leading the charge.
It seems often those on His team have advanced cases of myopia and simply cannot discern where the captain is, or what He is doing. After a while, it can appear that it’s only us on the field and that the game is ours to take on and win. Oh, for the grace of a restored, 20/20 vision!