Another blast from the past...
15 September, 2006
When my brother died in his sleep at the age of 22… it left some questions in my mind.
Event after event after event in my life left me with questions about God and if he really knew what he was doing. I grew up a very angry young man; and my anger was directed toward God, but I was always taught that you never questioned God, so the anger built silently inside of me.
I was dumbfounded. No one had ever told me that it was ok to question God before! Then he said the second thing that would impact my life. He said, “I see by looking at this book that you have known God before, but I wonder, have you really known Him, or have you known about Him?" He said, "I dare you young man to forget everything you have ever heard about God. Forget everything you think you know about Him, and open this book and read it, asking the Holy Spirit to show you who He really is. I dare you to do that. Do you have the guts?”
I simply nodded at him and he placed the Bible on my chest and turned and walked out of the room.
I felt the Holy Spirit sweep into that room and it felt as if I were sitting in the lap of God and I heard him whisper into my heart, “It’s alright… give it all to me.”
Then God begins to question Job, which concludes with Job speaking in chapter 42, saying: “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted….
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know…. My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you. I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
Got some questions for God? Go ahead and ask. He is big enough to handle your questions. But then stay tuned, because God is going to answer you, and He is going to teach you a thing or two!