Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Side By Side

I read a devotion that asked an interesting question about our relationship with God. Is your relationship with God side by side rather than face to face?

One of the things I've found curious over the years is how it has come to be that going out to movies is a group activity? You sit all in a row in a dark room and stare at the screen, yet if you've ever gone to a movie alone you know that it feels weird to do so. There are a number of things you could do side by side with a person, but not get to know the person. How many people do you work along side with on a daily basis, but don't really know?

Side by side isn't a bad thing, it's just not as personal. To come face to face with a person is so much more personal. To be face to face you need to look in each others eyes. To be face face you are "forced" to interact with one another.

So where are you in your relationship with God? Are you standing side to side or sitting face to face?

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