I learned alot about personal space when I took at train ride in China for a few days. In short, Americans get REALLY hung up on this idea – especially compared to my thoroughly lovable Asian friends (big hugs!).
This whole space & distance thing can really trip me up – most of my closest friends don’t live in Denver which has been an interesting thing for me to consider. In the last month or so, God has really been speaking to me about this idea of distance – most specifically in the ways I keep Him at a distance. So I’ve been on a bit of a journey with Him to explore some of the ways I keep Him at arms length, discovering the great expense to myself. Here’s something to think about: in Luke 7:2-10, a centurion sent some Jewish leaders to ask Jesus to come & heal his servant. When Jesus got close to the centurion’s house, the centurion sent his friends out to Jesus & told Him not to come any further but he still believed that Jesus could heal his servant. His servant got healed, but the distance the centurion kept was extremely expensive.
So, I’d be totally interested to know your thoughts about distance. 🙂
Answer me these questions three:
- how do you keep God at a distance?
- why do you keep Him at a distance?
- how does it work for you when you keep Him at a distance?