Nov 5, 2006

an easy/hard question

An interesting question - does God most enjoy when we take the path of most resistence or the one of least resistence?

  • And what does that answer say about our view of God?

  • And what does that answer say about our view of you and me?

  • And what does that answer say about our view of God's love for you and me?


Jessica said...

i think God most enjoys when we do what he wants us to and depending on the situation the path may be chalk full or resistence or there may not be much. sometimes he may want us to roar or just be silent.

and what is the path of most resistence may be a bit different for each person. there were times i think when Jesus took the path of the "least resistance" and times where he walked right into the pat of the great resistance.

this comment makes me think of Micha 6:8: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Thurman8er said...

I'm a strong believer in the saying (to paraphrase Dumbledore), "We are always choosing between what is easy and what is right."

The path of least resistance seldom seems the one we SHOULD take. And I think God rejoices when we do what is tough...but right.

Am I oversimplifying. Yeah. But probably not all that much.

Anonymous said...

Not too deep of a comment...

God enjoys us doing what He wants us to do.

What He may enjoy more? Is doing it without having to be asked.

Perhaps God is silent at times because He trusts us to make a decision.

What does that answer say about our view of God?

What does that answer say.......?

BarBarA said...

Great questions! I am going to cheat with my answer and just say "Ditto what Jessica said" although I really liked the other two comments too. Just too tired to come up with my own. (but never to tired to read a few good blogs!)

Hey - just thought of something. There's a somewhat heated debate at my blog right now (Prodigal Daughter) and it would be great if you have time to throw your thoughts in. You have to scroll down a few days to find it, its the one of faith and fact.

Tony Myles said...

Hmm... as a dad I know there is something to the idea that God doesn't have to ask us to do it.

This much I do know... it is my experience that anything you do with the word "just" in front of isn't worth doing.

So.. "just" be careful.