Do You Understand God?

God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed.
– St. Augustine

God is love. That is how I understand Him. I call God Him. Though perhaps He is no gender. Perhaps God is him, her, spirit, or ground of being. I don’t know.

God loves us. However, I am sure God is more than just love. I will now think of love as being one slice of what God is. I hope God shares with me a a few more slices of who or what He is. Perhaps, I should really say, I hope I allow myself to see or experience who or what He really is.

This quote is a nice reminder for me to not limit God. I need to be careful to not limit God to what I want Him to be. I need to let Him be what He is. So, what is He? Truthfully, I don’t know. That is what makes it so exciting.

For me, God is everywhere. Wherever I am I might be happy, excited, afraid or angry. These feelings are not God. They are my feelings. I need to make certain I separate my feelings from who or what God is.

I think there is only one way to end this post. That is in prayer.

Father. Who are you? What are you? Who am I within you? Please help me to rest in You so I can be open to allowing You to best answer these questions. I look forward to this journey. Amen.

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