“WHAT DID YOUR ANCESTORS FIND IN ME THAT LED THEM TO STRAY SO FAR?” – JEREMIAH 2:5
Now, I must admit that God is whom we make Him. Over the years I have found many around me and myself having incorrect perceptions of God. When God does so much and there is so little gratitude, then something is either wrong with God or wrong with us. Interestingly, incorrect perceptions of God are often based upon one’s relationship with our earthly father …certainly true in my life.
If we somehow have created a God after our own image rather than the other way around (and it happens all the time), then it isn’t surprising that we feel our God has failed us when He doesn’t life up to the expectations that we ourselves have created.
You see we tend to create a god that fits into our comfort zone, a god who doesn’t demand too much or meddle into our private affairs. A feel good god! There is a world of wrong with a god such as this. I think that the title of this article may be served as: “What is wrong with your god?”
Perhaps it’s time to take stock of our journey with the God of Scripture. Is it up to par with what He asks? Jesus tells us in Luke 6:47 that we should come to Him, hear His words and act on them. Are we acting on His Word?
As the Psalmist said, “Those who know Your name trust in You because You have not abandoned those who seek You.” (Psalm 9:10).
There’s nothing wrong with God, begging the question: What’s wrong with your view of God?
– Article contributed by Tim Chastain, Director of Men’s Teams for the Master’s Men ministry.