Is there any doubt in our minds that God wants us to be rid of guilt and shame and whatever obstacles called sin that come between us and an intimate relationship with Him? God cannot have the intimacy he wants with us as long as anger and “shoulds” rule our lives. There is no room for the joy He wants to give us.
John Claypool said his notion of God was a divinity who was so excited being himself that He couldn’t help but want to create creatures to share that excitement. How can God fully enjoy us unless we experience the excitement He feels in his creative endeavor?
Our first step is to want God’s excitement. Then to recognize that something in us needs to be destroyed. Then to engage our Inner Force in conversation to determine that is indeed a force for good and one that can take away what is blocking us from God’s joy. Then to cooperate with that Inner force by giving it permission to do in us what needs to be done.
God wills us to participate in our miracle of transformation.
Ann Glover O’Dell
17 September 2018