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A Skewed Perception Of God


Today, I had the second opportunity to see Wrath Of The Titans. Nice movie, I must say, with very many underlying messages one of which forms the bane of my discuss. In one of the scenes, one of the gods made a statement that rather shocked me. He said something in these lines, and I paraphrase, “The gods have grown weak because the people have stopped praying to us.”

Ok, this wasn’t the first time I had heard this, but this time it stuck out. The more I thought about it, the more I got uncomfortable with the notion it proposed. How did the attention of man relate to the strength of God? Did God become God because we needed someone to answer our prayers?

Yes, the characters in the movie, including the gods, are fictional or historic at best, but it became obvious to me that people in the world today may share this same belief.

We, as mundane as we are, think we have some important part to play in who God is. We have become so used to God, or the idea of God, that we have relegated Him to some being that desperately needs our attention. It’s as if He looses out when we do not worship or enjoy relationship with Him. How pathetic!

Let me burst our precious little bubbles. This awesome God made us. We are like clay in His hands. The earth is His footstool (Psalm 24:1). We were not in the scene when God came into being. A critical examination of the beautiful world we live in reveals the massive nature of our God. Who are we to think He is at our mercy? We do not add or subtract to God. How can we even conceive the notion?

God is not Zeus or Poseidon. Those historical entities do not even come close to scratching the surface of who God is. Our worship, our prayer, our relationship with God is purely designed to keep us in loving union with our Creator. And, yes, we need this relationship to survive.

So my question is this: What is your perception of God? How do you see God? How do you relate with Him?

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