A landlubber is a person unfamiliar with the sea or sailing. In order to become familiar with the sea or sailing, an adjustment of routine is required. Even the routine of walking requires a reorientation.
When I want to become even more familiar with God, I remind myself I need to adjust to a new experience. This human experience is radically and totally different from a spiritual experience.
I stumble if I assume the boat is as steady as land. I stumble if I assume God created and maintains a human mortal creation.
I get nauseous if I doubt my ability to become familiar with God.
God loves. God loves us. We can take a step at a time and move with the movement. Actually, even landlubbers are moving, because the land is moving.
It was a century ago when a German scientist, Alfred Wegener, proposed the idea of drifting continents, but he was belittled and rejected. However, the recent science of plate tectonics prove Wegener’s thoughts, based on an ever-changing land mass, is correct.
Trust the fact that God is guiding us all, in ways we understand and ways that keep us afloat and upright.
Familiarity with God increases as we stop trying to make God the creator of human beings and their experiences. We can put the brain, and all its convictions, on the back-burner and focus on spiritual truths that reveal reality—health, holiness, harmony. We can walk strongly with immortal expectations of love and life.
English Standard Version (ESV)
10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
Tagged: boating, earthquakes, tectonic plates
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