Voices: Believe God

In today’s devotion from Frederick Buchner, he makes an important distinction:

“Believing in God is an intellectual position. It need have no more effect on your life than believing in Freud’s method of interpreting dreams or the theory that Sir Francis Bacon wrote Romeo and Juliet

Believing God is something else again. It is less a position than a journey, less a realization than a relationship. It doesn’t leave you cold like believing the world is round. It stirs your blood like believing the world is a miracle. It affects who you are and what you do with your life like believing your house is on fire or somebody loves you.” [1]

The whole essay thing is well worth the read. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll forward the entire email to you. Or, if you have his book, Beyond Words, you can read it there. Either way, believe God.

[1] Frederick Buechner, “Believing,” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2004).