Saturday, June 25, 2011

The All in All

What if God really is inside every single human being, not only in Christians?  And not only in humans but also in nature?  And not somewhere far away up in heaven, but amazingly close?  What if he's the energy that's holding our bodies together?  What if he's the breath we breath and the life that's flowing through us?  What if we're made up of a lot more (of) God than we dare to believe?  What if he really is the all in all?
As Max Planck, the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, said:
“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter”

Monday, June 6, 2011

Being glory vs. Giving glory

What if true salvation is realizing that I am the glory of God?  Isn't that what Paul is hinting at in Romans: "...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"?  Or in other words: Everyone has missed the mark (to sin) on what it means to be truly human, everyone is lacking the glory of God.  It seems our predicament is/was not our inability to give God glory, but our inability to relax and 'just' be God's glory.
What if all my attempts to give God the glory (through singing worship songs and serving him and stuff) are actually keeping me away from this deep unity/oneness the Father desires with his child?  
What if God doesn't want/need me to give him the glory?  What if he just longs for the day in which I realize that I am his glory?
And what if that is not pride, but true humility?