I’m reading ‘Searching for God Knows What‘ by Donald Miller – loaned to me by my good friend Andre. So far I am loving it. I just thought I’d take a minute and drop a few quotes that are blowing my mind.
…life is complex, and the idea that you can break it down or fix it in a few steps is rather silly. The truth is, there are a million steps, and we don’t even know what the steps are, and what’s worse, at any given moment we may not be willing or even able to take them; and still worse they are different for you and me and they are always changing.
Some would say formulas are how we interact with God, that going through motions and jumping through hoops are how a person acts out his spirituality. This method of interaction, however, seems odd to me, because if I want to hang out with my friend Tuck, I don’t stomp my foot three times, turn around, and say his name over and over like a mantra, lighting candles and getting myself into a certain mood. I just call him.
Those quotes are awesome and speak right to how I feel. Sometimes I just get so fed up with people who ‘have all the answers’ – it’s such a turn off. I want to experience life – the good, the bad, the mysteries, the joys. Don’t tell me to follow these four steps to know God. Show me how he’s changed your life, show me the love, the patience, the wisdom, the compassion… (I’m speaking to myself).
Here’s what John had to say about it…
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
1 John 4:12
Needless to say, I’m enjoying this book. And by the way, if you want to follow what I’m reading, check out my Goodreads profile.