May 29, 2015

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: God Doesn't Make Sense?!?!

Duchamp's The Fountain

...but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong...
1 Corinthians 1:27

The first time I saw Duchamp's "The Fountain"...I was flabbergasted.  That was art?  Really?  I knew growing up in a forest with little art exposure I had a lot to learn, but a urinal was not art!   However...I was asked to look at it not with what I knew...but what I did not know.  Sometimes, when we don't understand things...we need to come with open heart & mind, and a willingness to learn.  (ps...I still don't care for The Fountain, but I'm thankful for it helping me gain new perspective).

Ever feel like God doesn't make sense, or the things He is doing doesn't make sense?  
Well, you are in good company....we've all been there.  To be honest with you though, you probably understand God & His ways better than those who think they have it all figured out!  Those that come to God honestly searching will find Truth a lot faster than those that think they've got it figured out...because they've probably put God in a box.  I use to think I really understood God....I knew Him...I knew His Word...and I knew how He worked.  However, I was placed in a situation that was completely foreign to me.  I felt lost...confused....and wondered where God was in the midst of it.  
What most would consider a negative experience, I later saw as the beginning of understanding.  God never fails to amaze me how He will use the craziest(foolish) things to help me to know Him...and make Him known.  He meets me right where I am at....and speaks to me by any means necessary!  


Lord, thank you for speaking to me...right where I am. I praise you for using the " foolish " things of this world...I praise you for using me!!  May I never try to put you in a box...but seek you out as you truly are.  Thank you Lord!  

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