Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I Use to Be Skinny
Something must be done.
This may seem like a very hard turn, but all this reminded me of an article I read years ago by David Wells in which he asserted that we have settled for a "skinny God." We diminish God's glory, he says. We are suspicious and ungrateful for his goodness. We would rather make ourselves the center of attention than have God be the focus of our lives. In the process, Wells points out, we substitute our importance for his greatness. Our self-obsession results in the shrinking of our souls. Diminishing God diminishes us.
Perhaps I should be less concerned about my expanding waistline and more interested in expanding my soul--spend less time gazing at my navel and more time gazing at God.
Click here to read the entire David Wells article "On My Mind: The Skinny God."