So today I have to blog about God. Because I said I would and I try to stick to stuff I’ve said I’ll do. Not as binding as a promise, which I have always felt are important. But even if I don’t always manage what I intend to do, I do try.
I know where good intentions are supposed to lead, but surely they are better than bad intentions!
Why is this so hard to do? I love God, it should be easy to write about what I love.
The thing is, God is important and I don’t want to get it wrong.
But I’m not going to let that stop me.
Nonetheless, I really have no idea where to start.
People say start at the beginning, but that’s not always the best place to start. It makes for a more exciting novel, or film, to be plunged into the middle of the action and have to work out what’s going on.
I haven’t always known God. And I’m not sure how well I know Him now. I’m sure any atheists reading this think I’m mad to claim to even know Him a bit. If there are any still reading by this point!
If you don’t believe in God, you can do what you want. There’s no point anyway. If this is all there is, it signifies nothing.
But if there is a God, a Creator, who made me, then I need to know why. Why make me? What am I for? What is the point?
But where do you start to look for God?
Some people go off to Tibet. Others look inside themselves.
But I went to Sunday school as a kid, so I remembered that God said ‘seek and you shall find, knock and I will open the door.’
And it was true.
There is more to it than that of course. I was in a place where I realised I really needed God, that my life really was pointless without Him. I was finally prepared to give up anything He wanted me to. Even runology. Even soft toilet paper!
Because God was the only thing that really mattered, when it came down to it.
And still is.
And, maybe because He loves me, He didn’t ask me give up runology or soft toilet paper 🙂
Of course, that’s not the whole story, but it’s a long story and will continue next week. And for the rest of my life.
What about you? Do you know God? Or do you not feel the need for God? Or what?