We may dream about what it may be like to be God. It may only last a moment… when we realize how small we really are. Those moments when we don’t have all the answers. Moments when we are at a loss for words; when we don’t know which way to turn or who to trust.
When we live each day trying to create our own little piece of paradise and suddenly …. the world and all its chaos comes in like a tidal wave and wipes out our finite kingdom.
We struggle to rebuild, restore and regain some sense of balance. The frustration of things lost that can never be found… recreated or relived. We all strive to create Eden, a place all our own… where we rule and reign. We say what is right and wrong. We choose what is fair and just… little do we realize we can not judge rightly. We do not know the future. We have no inkling of the very things we think are good are hurting another soul. The very things we enjoy are infecting… impacting the world around us.
Eden is different for all of us. Some believe it is eating whatever we want and never gaining a pound. Some believe it is having anything we want, any time without consequences. Some believe they should be allowed to do what they want… when they want and never fear retribution. You can ask any wealthy person… money does not buy happiness. It may be a temporary high but in the end… no one ever lay dying regretting they were “not” rich. Most regret not taking care of their body, not taking the time for family and friends. Some regret not enjoying life… the simple things, some even regret never knowing if there is a “GOD”. Is there life after death?
As we strive to build our kingdom, we pursue with all diligence the fastest way to eat drink and enjoy the good life. We do not realize it is the journey that we make… that is the joy. What have we observed, learned, things we experienced ? What or Who have we impacted for good… a life? Creation? God?
Have you ever thought about how your life impacts God? Do we bring Him pleasure, joy or delight? Do we grieve Him, is He always reading between the lines, always working on the sidelines to keep us out of the line of fire? Is he always running interference for us… because of us?
We humans… are selfish! We think only of our own satisfaction, our own desires, our own greed. We grumble and complain over things we do not see as good. The secret is easy… Knowing all things are good… even when we do not understand. Man calls it looking for the silver lining… what he does not realize… that silver lining is redemption… redeeming what we think is evil… down the road we find that very “evil” thing is a blessing in disguise.
I can say this only for myself…After many trials, many situations, circumstances beyond my control… Because God in His infinite Love gave humans….FREE-WILL! WHAT WE DO IMPACTS THE WHOLE WORLD.
And still… All I see…
God Is Good!
We do not realize our Garden of Eden is only a delight when God is allowed to build it. I do not mean the natural building… though he has created such a beautiful world… man in his FREE WILL has twisted and corrupted everything that is pure and holy. Look around… what has man created “good” that he could out perform God’s perfect plan and provision?
Man’s world… his idea kingdom has brought death, pain, suffering, evil, selfishness, greed, wickedness to its deepest, darkest moment. And still… WE ARE PROUD! We have kicked God out! We choose HUMANS to rule and reign over us… over our garden! Why?
Man bent on out performing God… to prove… we do not need God! HA! Man has no idea he exists… because God exists!
And still… all is see…
GOD IS GOOD!
God in all His infinite wisdom allows man to exert himself to his very last breath… to prove Man is nothing without God… He is a vapor of breath… when that last breath is gone… what becomes of mans soul?
God does not have to declare war on man… Man has become his own worst enemy… He will… destroy himself. It is inevitable… because of pride. Anyone who is wise knows when pride overtakes a man… he will fall. Knowledge Puffs up… when we become unteachable it is a sure sign Pride has entered in and consumes like a fire everything and every living thing around him. In its wake… there is only death, destruction and emptiness… that vast void from the beginning… it returns full circle. What once was… is and will be… there is nothing new under the sun…
God Knows man’s heart… how his soul is bent on self… me, myself and I… famous last words of those who die… empty, alone and full of regret!
And still…all I see…
God … Is… Good!
In God’s Garden of Eden… there is life… light… love. Love that corrects error as much as it shows mercy in our ignorance… and yet does justice against willful wickedness! We want mercy but when wronged… we want justice! That is the core of human selfishness! ME, ME, ME! What about ME?
So God ‘s garden… is a place of rules.. to keep order… every law… in nature ie…science, math… even the unseen spirit world is under laws… these are not to keep us from having fun but to protect, to keep order, to keep boundaries between good and evil! We with our evil eye see God as evil… how corrupt can we be? How twisted… like the serpent…the snake the accuser of our souls. We side with him instead of God. We declare war on God for being evil… blind to the enemy who pretends to be our closest friend.
How many of us have our own rules… in our own little finite kingdom? How we pick and choose… who is allowed in our garden?
HUMMMM! Food for thought… who do we welcome into our garden to eat and drink and enjoy our wealth, riches and provisions… a select few I imagine… Where do we get that from? God? Does he allow just anyone into his garden? does he allow the wicked to come in to kill steal and destroy all the good he has created for us to enjoy in his presence?
How many want Heaven… but do not want God?
Think about it… we all want the good life… who is good… But God? Are we good… all the time? One must endeavor to know God. To know the Truth…
And still… all I see…
God is Good… only Good!