Sharing Our Faith Together

I Wonder What God is Like?

by Stuart Malkin 1 September 2021
First published 15/8/2020. We continue to post new thoughts but hope you find encouragement and blessing from revisiting some we have previous published.

Reading Luke11 9 to13 Jesus teaching on Prayer

“And I say unto you: ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find: knock, and the door will be opened to you. For all those who ask will receive, and those who seek will find, and the door will be opened to anyone who knocks. Would any of you who are father’s give your son a snake when he asks for fish? Or would you give him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? Bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more then will the Father in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

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“The more you get to know God the more you wonder what he is like” This is the last line from a book called ”So God said to me” a short, and certainly not intellectually challenging work, but on dark days certainly worth reading. The challenge is to put to yourself in the place of the character who seems to be questioned by God about what he is doing, thinking or even needing some help with.

So what is God like? Not in a physical way, (a man in a long white robe, bedraggled hair and long beard!). But in a deeper way. Have you ever lost something that is important to you? These days you hear of people losing things that are important to them, this seems particularly prevalent to rings that have been lost and found many years later in the most bizarre places. A relationship with another being the important and they ask and ask and ask have you seen or found a certain item.

When Jesus spoke on any subject he spoke with authority so when he spoke on prayer and speaking about asking, he meant it, and why? because he knew that his Father always answered, however, the reply may not be what one expected. Getting to know God requires an action and prayer requires an act of coming close to the Holy one but Jesus speaks of how important it is for us to ask the Holy Spirit into our lives and particularly our prayer life. In doing this the more you get to know God the more you will wonder what He is like, with the emphasis on wonder!

In our private prayer are we getting to know God more and are we wondering what he is like?

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Prayer

Father God help us to pray more, to get closer to you and realise we may be alone, yet we are not alone because the Holy Spirit can be in us.

Amen