More than a “Higher Power”

My main question today is how can someone not believe in God, but believe, in some way, in a high power?

Does not a higher power have some of the characteristics of God?

A simple “higher power” doesn’t adequately define God. He is powerful and magnificent, but He’s also a loving Father, gentle yet firm, He’s just and victorious.

What got this in my head over the past couple of weeks ago was a post by someone I knew from school that posted about something not really correlating to this even but said “Do I believe in God? Probably not. Do I believe in a higher power? For sure.” Basically.

To someone, me, who believes in God and is learning more about God, I can’t wrap my mind around these statements. God is our Higher Power, yet He’s so much more than just a Higher Power.

The heartbreaking thing is, is that so many people share these same beliefs. They relate to the statements this person made on social media. They celebrate Easter, but have no idea the true significance. They celebrate Christmas, but have no idea whose birth we are remembering and praising.

Unfortunately, they do not have a relationship with Jesus and have not had their eyes open to the divine work of God – because He is working, they just don’t see it. They are still blind.

There’s hope for these people yet!

God gives everyone so much time… what we do with it matters. He wants all people to repent and turn to Him. He doesn’t want anyone to perish. What we do with our limited time matters.

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭3:1, 3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Anywho…. Those are my thoughts the past weeks. 😛

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I agree with you. Some even say, “the universe.” Others say every word they can think of, but avoid saying, “God.” And that always bothers me too. And your point about the holidays is true too. I know someone who says she is an atheist, yet she loves Christmas. It is sad to see and hear these things. And I struggle at times to find the right words to say to these people. But I do try to say something and to be a witness when possible.

    1. Summer says:

      That’s so true about using every word but God!
      In that way, it’s like they’re worshipping His creation, but not acknowledging the Creator.
      To me it’s like people who just want a religious “experience” but don’t want to put in the work daily to have a relationship with God or spend time studying to get to know who He is.

  2. Some people seem OK with acknowledging a “higher power” but don’t want to be accountable to a personal diety.

    1. Summer says:

      So right!! It’s unfortunate.

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