Sunday, 10 April 2011

On....His goodness?

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For the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever; his faithfulness continues to all generations. 

Psalms 100:5

Sometimes I can look at my life (I'm sure you do as well, don't worry I won't tell..lol!) and ask God if certain events and circumstances are an indication of His goodness? I hastily conclude from present issues that I can see no evidence of His faithfulness. But then.....my circumstances are not what gives God His characteristics. That is a myopic view. Chimamanda says it well when she talks about the danger of a single story....the danger of a single story is not that it is not true but that it is incomplete. My story about God cannot be based on present events, not even on the story of my life but its about looking at life from a Kingdom perspective. I think there's a reason why God promises that those who wait on Him will soar like the eagles...eagles have a different view from chickens! I'm tired of clucking..it's time to rise. What you see from an altitude you can never see from the ground. 

A Kingdom perspective means seeing it through God's eyes (I rarely get this...its not so much about understanding as it is about trust). I don't like to be prejudged by people but I do it to God all the time. When we hear bad why do we always attribute it to God?..either His nonchalance or impotence...If we truly know God we'll know that He is very interested and He is also very powerful. Knowledge comes with intimacy. If I know Him...I should trust Him.

I wish I had all the answers but I don't. But I know God is good. I see the fire...He sees a purification process.


2 comments:

2cute4u said...

I'm touched yet again..

jhazmyn said...

"My story about God cannot be based on present events, not even on the story of my life but its about looking at life from a Kingdom perspective."

I just had to re-paste that