No God

I am reading an amazing book and I am stuck at two simple words in the first chapter:

“No, God.”

The book is incredibly well written with words dancing all around, and I long to drink it in, but I cannot go on. I cannot leave this line:

“No, God.”

Now you and I know that I am way too religious to ever utter these words, right?  I mean, He is God and I am not. I love Him with all I am and have. He is my life.

But I know that I have said “no, God” many times.  Many more times than I can count.  Big time.

No, God, I think my way is better today.

No, God, this is not the way I wanted it to go.

No, God, You are definitely wrong on this one.  I know better.

No, God, I won’t do it.

No, God, that is just not the way I roll.

No, God.

No God.

“No, God” is “no God” every time.

No God in this situation.  God is not relevant right now, I am. No God.

I don’t want You here right now.  No God.

In Psalm 14, verse 1 I read, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.”

No, God.

No God.

Reading a Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, by Ann Voskamp. You may want to check it out…

#65 A well written post

#64 Dinner with Friends

# 63 Strong Coffee

#62 Open Windows

#61 My heart exposed  

Linking up with God-Bumps, Faith Filled Fridays, Still Saturday, Titus2sday and Raising Mighty Arrows

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17 comments

  1. Barbara, I am reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and the same thought is in that book. “You see, I really like my friends, my stuff, my little habits, my popularity, my comfort…” I so enjoy reading your insights into life. Blessings!
    Michelle

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  2. A few days ago I wrote about obedience and when we don’t obey we are essentially saying, “no God.”

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  3. A thought-provoking perspective!

    I like how you linked “No, God” to “No God.”

    We may not verbally say no to God, but too often we do through our actions, don’t we?

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  4. Good little concept to keep in mind: “No, God” = no God. Worth printing out and putting in a little frame. For though i might not say the words out loud, if my heart and will are speaking them, it’s still “No, God.”

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  5. It’s a great book, by a woman who chases hard after the Lord. It’s an amazing — and potentially life-changing — read for anyone, man or woman. God bless you as you journey through Ann’s words.

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