Why Godís Will is Exciting
When you have a critical decision to make, what would you
give for access to someone with infinite knowledge?
He would know every fact in every universe; all the
future and all the past.
He could keep you fascinated for weeks
just telling you things about yourself you never
knew. He could tell you how many inches the
nail of the third toe on your left foot grew in the last
6.34 years; how many breaths you took on your fifth day of life;
what your father thought the day he first heard you were conceived;
the real reason your first romance ended the way it did; what
forgotten incident caused that peculiar fear that plagues you.
All your enemiesí secrets would be open to him. He would
know what that fabulous looking stranger in the bus thought of you. He would
know what your boss thinks while heís having a shower.
What if he also had the astounding intellectual power to know every
ramification of every tiny event Ė every chain of events set off for all
eternity by every action? The implications of such knowledge
explode the imagination. And he could figure the exact mix
of short and long term happiness that would work best for you.
If we pampered ourselves all day everyday, our long term happiness
would suffer enormously, yet sacrificing everything for long term benefits
could leave us so dejected that we never reach our final goals. He would
have your perfect solution.
Suppose he also knows the true function and purpose of everything.
And imagine the implications if his integrity and moral judgment are
impeccable. He would be absolutely good and know how to
maximize the good in every situation.
Wouldnít having his input be the greatest thing
that could ever happen to you?
So great is Godís love for you that he longs to marshal
his infinite resources to determine precisely what is in your best interest.
And he selflessly offers this incomparable gift, not just for ten minutes, but
for a lifetime.
How can we book a flight when we donít know which one will crash?
And yet we regularly make far more dangerous choices by the hour, knowing almost
none of the pertinent facts.
find ourselves trying to solve million piece puzzles when we rarely get to see
more than a dozen pieces. We walk in a constant fog, making life and
death decisions, knowing nearly nothing. So whenever the Almighty reveals
his mind, we should erupt with the joy of a man lost in a minefield
suddenly finding a marked trail. At last the light has shone. At last infinite knowledge
has reached us in infinite love. We should rush to obey, treasuring the slightest hint of Godís
will, like the last drop of water in a desert.
choose marriage partners, having no idea how the ravages of time will
assault them, whether tomorrow they will be permanently paralyzed or lose
their mind or die; not knowing how wildly their future income and expenditure
will plunge or soar; not knowing whether their unborn children will be
deformed or hateful and how they will treat them; not knowing, if or when,
our prospective partnersí kindness will turn to cruelty and their
love to disgust. Forgetting the future, we know frighteningly little even about
their past. A basic thing like reading their thoughts is beyond us.
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