Recently a phrase Frank Viola's book "God's Ultimate Passion" caught my attention - "After a sighting of the true God ..."
"Sightings of the true God" are life changing. It was life changing for Abraham. He had a sighting of the true God and left home for a strange land. Saul had one on the road to Damascus and it totally changed the direction of his life, even down to changing his name to Paul.
A sighting of the true God;
- have I had one?
- am I really looking out for one?
- OR am I stuck in my comfort zones and routines?
- would a sighting of the true God turn my life upside down too much for comfort?
I am reminded of Tommy Tenny in "God Chasers" and other books encouraging active passionate pursuit of sightings of God. God responds to passion. God is a passionate God.
Am I on a passionate committed search for a sighting of the true God?
Such a sighting is life changing:
- how then do we live?
- the context for everything changes
- comfort zones fade in value and are seen to be temporary hiding places in the great span of space and time before the living God
- am I prepared for such change?
Can one be prepared for such change?
Beginning of June I am heading down to Abstatt for a conference with Frank Viola. Looking forward to doing what believers do when they are together. Worshipping Jesus. Accepting He is Lord. Looking for Him among the bothers and sisters. Hoping for ... expectantly ... a sighting of the true God.
Hallelujah, come Lord Jesus.