(The title of this pic is from my former blog. Haven’t gotten around to changing it. This chair is where I have my devotions each morning.)
I’m glad God doesn’t get offended when I question Him. I’m one of those who has put her faith to the test.
I think everyone should.
A second-hand faith, a faith that is built only on what we’ve been taught by our parents, our pastors, books, teachers etc., will never be strong enough when the tough times come.
I recently came across these statements from a book called VELVET ELVIS, written by pastor Rob Bell. This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite books because of it’s Socratic nature. (If you don’t know what that is, look it up. 🙂 I’m not going to tell you.) Jesus used the Socratic method of teaching most of the time. These two statements are not back to back in the book, just so you know.
“Questions bring freedom. Freedom that I don’t have to be God and that I don’t have to pretend that I have it all figured out. I can let God be God.”
“Central to the Christian experience is the art of questioning God. Not belligerent, arrogant questions that have no respect for our make, but naked, honest, vulnerable, raw questions, arising out of the awe that comes from engaging the living God.”