The Accidental Pharisee

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fascinating, Isn't It?

"Try looking at something with fascination instead of judgement."
~ Wise Guy

Now there's a thought that will turn your life upside down.
Fascination--Isn't that interesting?
Judgement--In my opinion, this is right, wrong, good, bad, whatever. (Fill in the blank.)
Fascination gives me a lot of breathing space, a lot of room to move around. I don't have to figure out why God allowed something to happen the way He did. I don't have to explain it. I don't even have to like it.
As a matter of fact, I don't even have to understand God.
Imagine that.
What a fascinating thought!
But fascination is a bit scary. No, it's a lot scary. If I step away from judgement--right, wrong--then I step into a life that has a bit more gray in it. I can't be so certain about everything.

God wants me to be certain about some things, sure. Certain that He loves me. Certain that He is trustworthy.
But does God want me to be certain about everything?
I don't think so.

Just Thinking Out Loud: We Accidental Pharisees need to stop with the judging and try to get caught up with how fascinating life is. How fascinating God is. Of course, that means we have to be willing to be uncomfortable. I don't think rules and regulations survive in an atmosphere of fascination.

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2 Comments:

  • I'm there, sister. I learned from Wise Guy to stop trying to figure my life, my past, my future, my husband, and others out.

    FREEDOM!

    By Blogger Tiffany Stuart, At April 17, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

  • OK, I am now responding to all your posts. They are all so good, I am reading through the first page.

    I was at a meeting this week and it was awesome.
    The woman said, If we are not seeing people through God's eyes of love, we are judging. WHOA! That statement blew me away. How often do I see through His eyes????

    I loved this post and your heart in the midst.

    I used to be a Pharisee, but Papa is setting me free!

    Loved this!
    Julie

    By Blogger Julie, At April 23, 2008 at 6:36 PM  

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