What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.…For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like-A. W. Tozer in The Knowledge of the Holy
Our view, image, or thoughts about God are so important they affect how we live, love, and laugh. It affects how we approach all of life.
You say. No way! I don’t even believe in God, so how can that affect me?
What we believe God to be like or not be at all is reflected in how we view our fellow humans, how we deal with pain and suffering, how we deal with the past, how we live in the present, and how we approach the future.
If you don’t believe me because you don’t believe in God, but in your heart of hearts, you hope there is one, find someone you know who is a Christian, someone who lives out what they say they believe and have a conversation with them.
Ask them for coffee and ask them the following questions:
What do they think about human beings?
How do they deal with pain and suffering?
How do they deal with their past?
How do they deal with their daily struggles?
How do they approach the future? What do they believe about the future? What happens to us when we die?
Don’t be gentle on them. Ask them the hard questions. And relax. Enjoy your coffee. Listen. Don’t be gentle with yourself either. Ask yourself hard questions.
Remember, all I’m saying is our view, image, or thoughts about God are so important they affect how we live, love, and laugh. It affects how we approach all of life.