Just pondering today...not sure it is a really cohesive thought....
Is expressing our most intimate experiences with God in public format , good or bad?
When we blurt about for any or all to hear and/or read of our most private moments with Him, I think it somehow mars the special relationship as much as it would if I would blat everything precious and private in my relationship with my husband.
Somehow it seems like the world's philosophy of "free love" and "open relationship" has begun to creep into our union with God. Nothing is sacred anymore.
Along with that and perhaps more at the heart of my ponderings is the "new-fangled" way of expressing that.
Somehow all this trying to make God so "human" ,so "just my favorite bud", so "warm fuzzy" disturbs me....
Am I the old-fashioned one? Am I too stuck in "King James" as they say?
I am all for a very real , intimate, breathing, living, relationship with God that goes way beyond the sterility of most just "church" experience, but ......somehow some of what this has become bothers me.
He is after all a Holy God. One whom Moses needed to take off his shoes to approach. One who's face we are not even able to see because of it's glory.
The fact that HE, My Creator, My God desires me as His child is awesomely wonderful . That He says we can call Him, Abba, Father, is absolutely precious. That His son has told us we are no longer servants but friends is a beautiful sustaining truth and reality.
But does that all mean that I need to be trying to always think of him as a "man" as just like me? Jesus became as flesh, as human, while here on earth. That was a dramatic change for Him. That was not who He was before nor who He is now.
When I see people trying to make things from scripture or their relationship with Him fit into the same type of relationship I would have with my "coffee pal" that bothers me.
Am I the weird one?