The question is, ‘Where Is Your God?’ not ‘what is your God?’, that would be an entirely different question. I am asking, ‘where is your God?’ – out there, or inside?
I know that God dwells inside each one of us. It is in Scripture and of course, I know it from experience. Sometimes I feel him close, so very close. I know that he knows me intimately, from the inside out, so to speak. After all, before a word is on my lips, he knows what I’m going to say (re-phrased). I know this, I understand it conceptually, but….
When I pray, do I pray to the God ‘out there’ or the God that dwells within? I think that sometimes I am guilty of sending my prayers into the abyss. I look up and pray to the heavens. I think that I really need to work on this because it has other implications such as, where is he on my journey? Is he watching from above, walking beside me or are we walking together as one? When I speak, is he listening or is he helping me form my words? When I act, is he watching or is he using my arms and legs? And…for my relationship…am I finding him everywhere or is he patiently waiting for me to discover him within?
I’m not sure if I am being very clear with these thoughts…I just know that he is closer than out breaths, now I must live it. That will be my prayer on this Joy-filled Sunday. As we prepare for the Incarnation, we need not prepare a room at an inn, perhaps we need to focus on the room within. Look within and you will find the Savior born in your very own heart.
Well said, Andie.
Beautiful, Andie. A lovely meditation for this Gaudete Sunday. Thank you.
It’s easy to push Him aside – or even push Him out because our inns (hearts) are too crowded with “stuff” – maybe even “good stuff” during this Christmas season. I don’t want to do that – any time!
You give thoughtful reflections always …
Wow very deep my sis!
but at this hour, my brain is running low on power while on auto pilot!
I get the praying into space… and I get the praying to Him beside me, but as to praying within?
I suppose I often talk to God outside of me, and ask him to show me inside through His Holy Spirit within me.
But I love this: “Is he watching from above, walking beside me or are we walking together as one? When I speak, is he listening or is he helping me form my words? When I act, is he watching or is he using my arms and legs?”
Awesome… how much more must we consider who is holding the reins of our life… who is in control!
Ahhh but I think now my brain needs to sleep.
Hope your Sunday was full of rest with Him
Magnificent bloggery here.
I could meditate on this post all week and still not know the answers !
Rest easy my friend- all will be well !