I'm Ok, You're Ok, God's Ok
Author: Frank Gerald Steyn
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Logos Publishers
Release Date: September 06, 2013
We have conquered outer space, but still have confusing challenges with the inner space between our two ears. It is not always possible to simplify the why, what for, how and when of all that happens, but we can try to get down to the personal and individual levels and ask ourselves what’s up?
Most people are never satisfied. When I was young average people had wooden floors and the more affluent had wall-to-wall carpets. Now average folks have carpets and the rich have wooden floors. The poor used to drive stick shifts and the well-off could afford automatic cars. Now most of us have automatic transmissions and those with more money have extra status with sporty stick shifts.
Before the prophet Haggai challenges us “to examine your ways” he first says: “You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but never have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; and he who earns wages, earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:6, 7.
Our world is rapidly changing to a new morality. The problem is that the new morality is often just the old immorality. Bible based families are fast disappearing and many feel that they can do without God. For many people God seems distant, removed and remote. Many ask “Where is God?” The answers from the gamut of Christian beliefs range from God is dead to God completely controls your life.
The practical answer that has been found effective in the lives of millions of people, is that we need to face the reality that we are born into a bad world, often brought up by dysfunctional parenting, bad friends, aggressive advertising, angry movies, violent computer games and many other negative events in our lives. God is always there, but at the same time He gives us personal space and freedom. A lot of the time our anxiety, anger and arguments about things or events are caused by our own bad choices.
Who is God?