I was raised in a Christian home and taken to church as a child. My mother would do bible studies with me. But it’s how my mother led those bible studies that impacted me. I was allowed to ask questions instead of feeling indoctrinated. I was able to explore my relationship with Christ instead of being handed a mold to fit in. My mother allowed me to wonder and theorize while leading me back to what God says in His word. This is why Meditated Faith was created. Why I love to write each post an agonize over each word.
Meditation is a part of my drive to write, but the practice came later after my curiosity to dive into the mind of God. Not only do I see Christ as my savior, father, and best friend but as a teacher who enjoys teaching. Welcomes it! In Mark 12 verses 29 to 30 Jesus commands us to love Him with all our heart, all our soul, and all our MIND, and all of our strength. He isn’t afraid of our questions. If we lack wisdom He gives FREELY to those who ASK.
It saddens me to see believers terminate their relationship because they feel deep down God doesn’t want to hear from them and just rolls the dice with their lives. That He wants slaves to fill a church. As if God is a dictator who hates being questioned. Quite the opposite really: He seeks communication with us. What makes a relationship crash is when two people don’t talk to each other. When the issues that tear them apart aren’t addressed.
This is why I created Meditated Faith so I could share my thought process and encourage others to get their MINDS involved in their relationship with Christ as well as their hearts. To think and ponder what God is saying. Not just that God can communicate, but that he WANTS to!
The enemy of God seeks to destroy the faith of believers(heart) and followers(mind) of Christ. He attacks the mind so purely intellectual pursuits of God are a pitfall because what we learn about God never reaches our heart. And a purely heart-based pursuit of God can lead to a faith based on emotion with no proof to back it up when trouble comes. God wants our whole being pursuing Him, not just one piece of us. Imagine buying a desk chair and only using the seat. Not the base or the hardware that holds the chair together.
Don’t fear Gods wrath will rain down just because you have a question or issue with His word. I have issues when it comes to Ruth, Esther and how women were viewed in the Bible. I think about how this view of women affects the modern churches view on women in general. That the biggest chip on my shoulder. God hasn’t turned me away and He won’t turn you away either.
What questions do you wrestle with?