Just a Minute No 8
The measure of our faith
is the measure of our union with God.
In the human condition we can have
only a veiled knowing of God.
Many get discouraged from spending
time in prayer when they don’t have
some wonderful spiritual experience.
They think nothing is happening -
so why bother?
What happens in prayer is beyond us,
It is the work of the Spirit within us.
Our part is to ‘be there’
And just ‘sit with God.’
When we think ‘nothing’ is happening
we need to stay with the ‘nothing–ness.’
Our God is hidden beyond
the range of our intellect
and beyond the range of our senses.
Devotional prayer and the singing of
beautiful emotional hymns
can be part of the journey but not all of it,
God is more than an image or a feeling.
We need to move on to the depths of faith.
Jesus said to the Samaritan womam
‘God is a Spirit and only by the power of the Spirit
can people worship God
as God really is.’(John 4.24.)
This deeper intimacy with God
is not just for a chosen few.
It is for everyone!