Posted by: vftmom247 | 2013/04/10

G is for God, A-Z Blogging

Have patience with me, I will catch up in the A-Z Blogging, but I really had to ponder this one. How to say it, not what I wanted to say.

God. I think that everyone has a version of Him that is a little different. My husband and I have slightly different versions, and interact with Him differently. I’m not talking about divine doctrines or anything like that. Just the interactions. Platypus aside, for example, I firmly maintain that God has a good sense of humor, and is amused by us, just as parents get amused by what their kids do. I firmly believe He loves all of us, and that His heart breaks when we ignore His commandments, or refuse to admit there is a God. He longs to talk to us on a regular basis, to hear about our joys, sorrows, problems, and guide us in what our next step needs to be. God doesn’t mind us getting mad at Him, at what He has allowed to happen….if we apologize to Him via Confession. He is like a parent in that aspect also; when our kids yell at us, do we get so mad at them that we cut them out of our life? Not usually, we know they are just frustrated and may e mad at themselves.

My personal version of God has been heavily influenced by a book called The Shack. It used to be that my only encounters with the concept of God had been of the removed, white-bearded, ancient man. No personal encounters, really. That thankfully changed when I became a Catholic. Shortly after I began RCIA class (aka – So you want to be a Catholic class), I read The Shack. God is shown in a few different modes, one of which was a middle-aged, plump, motherly black woman. Quite different from my image growing up. This was an image of God I could relate to. Half the reason I had had God issues was because I wasn’t sure how this old white guy could be relevant to little female moi.

So, yeah. These days, God to me is like a Father, who understands when I fuss at Him because my life is not going according to my plan, and waits til I’m finished fussing, and then says; “O.k. Now that you’re ready to listen to Me and have that out of your system, let’s talk about this.” And we do. Does God then wave a wand and make my life magically perfect? Nope, but I do have a greater sense of peace about my life. And a little divine guidance, if I listen. God is the only one who is perfect and all-knowing, and I am fine with that knowledge.

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