I have been consumed this week with one central idea. That Idea is that we have somehow decided we will define God in our terms. What I mean is that we have assigned traits and expectations to God that are expressly human. We have somehow boiled the character of God to a simple set of needs and wants. We want God and who we believe He is to fit nicely onto a billboard or magazine add! Let me explain.
Reality is that we were created for His pleasure. We were created to have communion with Him. He does desire a relationship with us. He does love us. But we have turned the system around and decided that God should glorify us and make our existence better. The reality is that we were created to glorify God and add joy to His existence. Life is not about you and me. Life is about Him! The church seems to have forgotten this concept. We come to church for what we get, and not what we give.