Richard Dahl posted a piece on his blog called Your Religious Pursuits: Manic Spirituality or Peaceful Intimacy? If you’re feeling like you’re a hamster on a wheel in every area of your life including your walk with God, you should check this out. Peace, friends.
From the blog post:
When I get discouraged by what I perceive to be the manic seeking of others, or my own manic seeking, or worse, the haunting question of whether I’m one of the sellers – I always return to the most life giving place in the Bible for me, which is Jeremiah’s 9th chapter. A Bible teacher took me there one night, two years after my father had died suddenly (during my last year of high school). It says, “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, nor the mighty man boast of his might. Let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD….” That’s it. That’s the most important thing in all life, the headwaters from which meaning, calling, healing, hope, and direction will come. God has spoken and has said He can be known – as friend, parent, lover, healer, life giver, creator. Not only can God be known, but God says that knowing God is the one thing in the universe worth boasting about. Do you know God?