Whilst preparing for this blog, my morning devotionals were in step with the message of “we worship Him for who He is, and despite what we’re going through, He is worthy of praise.” The devotional I am reading is called “The Way of Wisdom” by Timothy and Kathy Keller, and all references in this blog are taken from this devotional.
He is Worthy
Halfway through preparing this message, it dawned on me how arrogant it is for me to think I could describe God. That I could capture his essence using words. The truth is, no one can claim they fully understand God, and at times that may feel a little frustrating.
Something that has always fascinated me is what is heaven like? I have read some books from people who have claimed to have died, gone to heaven, and then come back again. I have watched multiple interviews and talks from different people, as well as looked into some scientific research.
Francis Chan wrote a book called ‘Crazy Love’ where the first three sentences of chapter one read: “What if I said to you ‘stop praying’? What if I told you to stop talking at God for a while, but instead to take a long, hard look at Him before you speak another word? Solomon warned us not to rush into God’s presence with words.”
It wasn’t so long ago that I had a vision – but it wasn’t so much a vision as it was a picture. I was processing a thought and then a picture came to mind to help illustrate. The picture was of a storm, and this storm represents our lives. The chaos. Our struggles. Our battles. The pains. The hurts. Misunderstandings. Life basically.