God the Source
God is the source of life, love and light – the creator of everything. His Bible explains who we are, where we came from and how we should live. His Son Jesus Christ tells us how we should love another, love and worship the Lord, live as daughters and sons of our Almighty Father. The Holy Spirit is God on earth. In our midst, constantly loving and communicating with us. If we can tap directly into God the source, then we have it all, the answers to everything.
I remember an old joke.
“Jesus is the answer.”
“Really? What’s the question?”
Many people are offended by this joke but I like it. Why? Before we are saved, we have loads of questions:
“Why am I so unhappy?”
“Why do I try so hard to do everything right and everything turns out wrong?”
“Why am I here? What’s the purpose of life?”
“I’m surrounded by all this wealth on the outside but why do I feel so empty inside?”
“I hate my life. All I want to do is run away, escape from everything. What’s wrong?”
Questions that can only be answered by God through Christ Jesus who gives us the way, the truth and the life.
The big challenge, of course, is connecting to God the source. How do we take our plug, stick it in the socket, come alive and light up in Christ?
It should be easy. If we pray, read the Bible, go to church and fellowship with our sisters and brothers in Christ, pay attention to sermons, look to Jesus as our mentor and do as the Christ does….if we do all these things everything should automatically connect. We should switch on and give light to everyone in the house. Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
But why is it so difficult to tap into God the source? Why do have so much trouble reaching out and making that life, love and light connection?
There is a heavy curtain separating the natural from the supernatural, the material from the spiritual. Are we afraid of tearing down that curtain, plugging ourselves into God the source and getting lit up? Is it fear of the unknown – what awaits us beyond the curtain – which holds us back?
I remember coming face to face with God for the first time. I admit it; connecting was terrifying.
It was a couple of days after I got saved. I lay in my bed and decided to give it a shot. I focused everything I had on God. I reached out, pulled back the curtain, plugged into the socket and said, “Hello?”
Across the far reaches of time and space I heard/felt/sensed/detected a magnificent and unique voice, “He…ll…oo…”
I spoke and God spoke back. His voice struck deep and hard and messed me up real bad. God the source. A huge, powerful, majestic, awe-inspiring, all-encompassing source of life, love and light I never knew existed.
We serve such a good and gentle God. He knew I was terrified and totally messed up. He hung in the balance, waiting patiently to see how I would react. Would I drop the curtain and turn away? Shut down in confusion? Run away in fear? Convince myself it was only my silly imagination playing tricks on me? The Lord sat patiently on His throne – His white robes spilling across Heaven’s floor – and waited for me to make the next move.
“How’s it going?” I asked.
I know. So lame.
“????…” Enormous questions marks rippled and shuddered across the universe.
I was not sure what that meant so I tried again. “I love you…?”
A few seconds of silence.
From the other side of the universe came the most powerful, gob-smacking, mind-boggling wave of joy and love imaginable. It slammed into me like a tsunami and reduced me to a 200 pound blob of quivering jelly. Curtain wide open, every molecule of my being plugged into the socket, lit up and on fire for God.
I don’t have the answers. Everyone is on their own separate journey. There is no one-size-fits-all, 10-step program when it comes to the Lord. All I know is we must connect to God the source. Reach out, pull back the curtain, plug in and watch your life change forever.God is the source of life, love and light - plug in and get lit up Click To Tweet
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