there’s more than one way to God. before you post a comment or tweet that i’m a heretic, hear me out. i firmly believe that Jesus is the ONLY way to God and that the Bible is God’s Word, error-free. i also believe in the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
i’m not backing down from any of those truths.
but over the years, the more I interact with Christians outside my church, the more i have come to understand that our journeys of following God look different. there are certain core truths (like i said), but the ways God teaches each of us can look different. God teaches me to trust Him differently than the way He teaches you because I have different issues, struggles, and experiences.
we’re all wired differently. it’s how God made us. and part of the way we’re wired is how we connect with God. some can read classic books by long-dead writers and feel inspired by God; others open the latest bestseller and find their faith strengthened. some worship God listening to Mumford & Sons, others prefer the latest Passion album.
is one smarter or deeper than the other? is one more spiritual than the other?
not really. that’s just how God speaks to them.
this faith, this journey of following Jesus Christ, consistently breaks out of every box we put it in. we worship differently. we enjoy different teachers. we go to different churches. but there’s one unifying part to all of that—Jesus Christ, the head of this body.
that church across the street who reads out of their hymnal every Sunday connects with God. the one down the street where folks raise their hands and worship with enthusiasm connects with Him too. the one across from that is a blend of both. is one better than the other? no.
each one can have people either running from God or running to Him. each one can have people acknowledging He is good and holy in different ways. each one can have people who connect to God in a different way than you do, but still be as passionate about Him as you are.
and how awesome it will be when someday that body is united and worshiping God in many different ways.
God is so big. God is so complex. and because of that, it will take all of us connecting to Him in different ways to even begin to worship Him for all He really is.
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