God is not my co-pilot

  • Certainly, in our limited human condition, we cannot think of God as He really is. But if we are drawing our image of God from the wrong sources, then our God is too small. God can’t be found in unsanctified imaginations or in the caricatures of pop culture. He is not “The Man Upstairs”. He does not “help those who help themselves.” God is not the proud grandpa of a bouncing bloodline of Merovian kings. He is not our copilot.
  • And He’s not you or me, no matter how many spiritual guides say things like this: “it is time for you to accept that the God within you is your higher self. . . . Understand that when you say God, you refer to your higher self.”
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  • Idolatry comes when we substitute the worship of the immeasurable, real God with a god that is too small.
time peace  Time Peace by Ellen Vaughn

Truth is God

Truth is a Person. Truth is God Himself, the Eternal One who spoke this lovely, strange world and all its particles into play, the One who came to earth to save us. The second we start to confuse the creation and the Creator, as if God and ourselves and the universe are all the same, is the second we exchange the truth of God for a lie.~~ Ellen Vaughn

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The last couple of books I have read – and one I am currently reading – revolve around a dystopian future,one where mankind has set himself up to be master and creator of all that is. In this author’s future the animals we are familiar with and basically God as we know Him today are dead – the animals to human consumption and God to man’s desire to be god. These books are disturbing, yet compelling – I want to stop reading them because of the horror of the future but thanks to the author’s amazing writing skills, I have to see the trilogy through.

The one thing that for me this books say is that as long as God is alive in our heart, our minds, and our lives, we won’t continue down a path of eventual destruction. But that may not be what is in our future – however close or far distant. Humankind without
God is a destructive force and we doom ourselves without a spiritual,  moral and ethical center.

Our one Hope is in God.

the Master’s PoV

In the end, if we want to “come and enter into the joy of the master” . . ., the secret to doing so is seeing life and time according to the Master’s point of view, not our own.~~ Ellen Vaughn, Time Peace

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A day or so later and I am not as distraught as I was. I am learning that even emotional upheaval  in my life can bear fruit – the fruit of patience, tolerance and dependence of God for my day to day survival. I remind myself that I am God’s own and I choose to walk in step with His time. And all will be well – eventually.