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God as We Understand God

Saturday, July 13, 2013

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

God as We Understand God

God is subtle, but he is not malicious.
—Albert Einstein

Recovery is an intensely spiritual process that asks us to grow in our understanding of God. Our understanding may have been shaped by early religious experiences or the beliefs of those around us. We may wonder if God is as shaming and frightening as people can be. We may feel as victimized or abandoned by God as we have by people from our past.

Trying to understand God may boggle our mind because of what we have learned and experienced so far in our life.

We can learn to trust God, anyway.

I have grown and changed in my understanding of this Power greater than myself. My understanding has not grown on an intellectual level, but because of what I have experienced since I turned my life and my will over to the care of God, as I understood, or rather didn't understand, God.

God is real. Loving. Good. Caring. God wants to give us all the good we can handle. The more we turn our mind and heart toward a positive understanding of God, the more God validates us.

The more we thank God for who God is, who we are, and the exact nature of our present circumstances, the more God acts in our behalf.

In fact, all along, God planned to act in our behalf.

God is Creator, Benefactor, and Source. God has shown me, beyond all else, that how I come to understand God is not nearly as important as knowing that God understand me.

Today, I will be open to growing in my understanding of my Higher Power. I will be open to letting go of old, limiting, and negative beliefs about God. No matter how I understand God, I will be grateful that God understands me.
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Originally Posted by LoveMeNow View Post
Saturday, July 13, 2013

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

God as We Understand God

God is subtle, but he is not malicious.
—Albert Einstein

Recovery is an intensely spiritual process that asks us to grow in our understanding of God. Our understanding may have been shaped by early religious experiences or the beliefs of those around us. We may wonder if God is as shaming and frightening as people can be. We may feel as victimized or abandoned by God as we have by people from our past.

Trying to understand God may boggle our mind because of what we have learned and experienced so far in our life.

We can learn to trust God, anyway.

I have grown and changed in my understanding of this Power greater than myself. My understanding has not grown on an intellectual level, but because of what I have experienced since I turned my life and my will over to the care of God, as I understood, or rather didn't understand, God.

God is real. Loving. Good. Caring. God wants to give us all the good we can handle. The more we turn our mind and heart toward a positive understanding of God, the more God validates us.

The more we thank God for who God is, who we are, and the exact nature of our present circumstances, the more God acts in our behalf.

In fact, all along, God planned to act in our behalf.

God is Creator, Benefactor, and Source. God has shown me, beyond all else, that how I come to understand God is not nearly as important as knowing that God understand me.

Today, I will be open to growing in my understanding of my Higher Power. I will be open to letting go of old, limiting, and negative beliefs about God. No matter how I understand God, I will be grateful that God understands me.
For many decades I battled with the God concept.
Philosophy just didn't work.
I tried Hinduism, Theosophy, Buddhism Christianity...you name it.
I was taking a secular approach and failing miserably.
Now I look to an all embracing Higher Power......and thank Jesus too.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:39 AM
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I began my recovery mad at God, then got sidetracked by the doctrine of religion held by many different churches.

I decided to leave doctrine to others, like politics, and just keep the relationship between me and God, and Jesus too as that seemed natural to me. I found comfort in the messages of many churches, and began to see them collectively and individually as the house of God. I don't think God cared much how grand or simple they were, just that it was a place for people like me to connect spiritually.

I found God in nature, in the morning sunrise and the singing of the birds. I find God when I walk along the shore and feel the breeze whispering the secrets of life into the ears of my soul.

Wherever I find peace, I find God, the God of my understanding who doesn't need a specific name or doctrine or many rules, just love. An old friend of mine here at SR used to have as her signature "teach only love", I think that is all that the God of my understanding wants of us. The rest is just bonus,

Thanks, LMN, this was good for me to read and share this morning.
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