Originally presented 01/13/2008
by Doug Hammack
We’ve laid a foundation for questioning the instinctive assumptions we make about spirituality and prayer. So, I suggested that we’ve been tooling along for several generations now thinking that when we pray, we get God to do something. But, what if the assumption itself is inaccurate, or incomplete? God loves, and has created reality out of that love. You can tell that by looking at the birds, looking at the flowers… Jesus broached a new way of being w/ God when he spoke about breaking down the servant/master image (John 15). The quest for God-awareness sometimes leads us into seasons of pain, seasons of dryness and emptiness. One of the greatest moments of Jesus’ life was the Garden of Gethsemane. But for those who will acquire it, the fullness of humanity is restored to us.