Tuesday, April 26, 2016

None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) By Jen Wilkin

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 NONE LIKE HIM BY Jen Wilkin

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We're not. And that's a good thing. Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

When I was a little girl I was so that kid that asked WHY, BUT WHY!
As an adult I still hate easy answers, I like to know the why.  I like to dig deeper and really understand things.  So as a little girl as I sat in Sunday school class and was told God created you 'the end.'
A very small me cocked her head and asked, why, what is God like, how did he decided what I will look like?  At this point in time I was stuck in a timeout for being difficult :)
I do like digging deeper though and this book allows me to do just that.  
Through biblical scriptures the author of this book dwells deep into the characteristics of God.  And she makes us question if we are trying to take on a characteristic that belongs only to God?  Do we try to hard to play God?  I love that at the end of each section there are some deep thinking questions.  A few of them I had to ask myself a couple of times.  Not because they were "hard to understand", but because I really didn't know my answer.
My favorite section was "Living in the Present"  I tend to worry about the future A LOT!  It ruins the present for me almost all the time.  I like that this part of the book reminds me live today, not yesterday and not tomorrow.  And it says to live to fully! 
And this book reminds me God has it under control, he doesn't go by time!  He knows when things will happen and SHOULD happen
"For everything...a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven."

Each chapter is like this.  Deep thinking, going deeper, I got to see God in a whole new way.  And I can safely say that it put things into perspective.  That I feel like I know him a little better then I did before reading this book.  It is safe to say that I will never totally know God a part of him will always be a mystery, but I have a whole lifetime to get closer to him :)
Instead of trying to play God I am starting to learn it is okay to just let him take the wheel of my life.  He will get me where I need to be and when I need to be there.
None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) By Jen Wilkin

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