(09-25-2013, 08:19 PM)Below Average Genius Wrote: Have you ever looked in a kitchen drawer for something in particular and not seen it? So your wife walks over and immediately reaches in and pulls out the thing you were looking for?
The item was there all along, but you didn't see it. It was so obvious that your wife saw it instantly. You were just unwilling to see something that was plain as day.
You might not have known this before, but this proves God is a spatula.
It's probably time to add at this point that the last sentence was a throw away line just for fun.
The real point is we sometimes ask for God to show Itself to us, yet we can't even see the wooden spoon in the drawer because we aren't willing to see it.
Folks, God is like a bazillion wooden spoons you refuse to see. It is right in front of you. But you get mad at the spoon and you get mad at God because they won't show themselves. Well duh, whose fault is that?
If you really want to see the spoon, you WILL see it. The same is true for God. If you really want to see God, you will see It, too.
God gives you free will. You can use your free will either to see God or not see God. No one else can exercise your personal free will for you, or it wouldn't be free will.
If you ask me to show you God, my answer to you is this, "Go find the spoon you refuse to see. Just like the spoon, God is hiding from you in plain sight."
Pray for me.
Your prayers have worked like crazy. Maybe one of these days I won't have any behavior issues.