If you want to see God manifest Himself and reveal Himself more in your life, you have to lay your burdens, time, anxieties, thoughts, actions, worries, desires, everything down.
If you want more of Him revealed, you have to give more to Him.
The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
I often ask my 3 year old to help me cook. I don’t do it because I need his assistance. In fact, it would be easier and more efficient if I took care of it myself. But I invite him to help because I love him. It’s the same interaction between God and us. He calls us into His redemptive work not because He is lost without us, but because He loves us and is offering us a role in the story. That is the otherness we dream of. It’s oxygen on a fire that would otherwise burn out.
horror movies that begin with “based on a true story”