Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #12 Experience…

Experience…

C.S. Lewis wrote about an RAF pilot listening to one of his lectures and saying he believed in God but not all your neat little dogmas and formulas. Yes, scholars like to ruminate and recite long pedantic sentences with lengthy words and litigate with long litanies of liturgies – oh my – what did I just do? So the point is the experience of God can be something that confirms the reality of God. To know God in the Hebrew mind was akin to a sexual relationship – deeply intimate. Sexuality alone is surface, physical, a bodily experience. But to know the divine in an intimate way is to be invited to experience the almighty and the eternal – to know God.

Experience…

We think of experience as something we gain over time. Trial and error – ups and downs – ins and outs. Yet, to experience the divine is to have it come upon you almost as a surprise or serendipity. God likes to be a bit mysterious even while revealing so much. I suppose a little mystery is needed so as to not overwhelm us human bipeds. We think because we walk upright we rule the world when in reality it all belongs to God and God lets us in on a little secret. God likes humans to help but not ruin it all – to experience but not rule. God loves creation.

Experience…

So I imagine that if God had a wallet and out came a picture – it would be yours. You are   beloved of God but the secret is – God wants others to experience this too – to in on it all – to know. Be open to the gift of the experience as a gift today. If you are watching you will see.

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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