Inspiration was how the bible was written, God inspired the writers, to write the word of God down for generations to read, how cool is that!
We read about and learn about people who are inspired by God, the great things they did, such as writing the bible. And for most of us, we hope and pray that what we are doing is pleasing to God, and they, the inspired ones know it.
Ever wish you where St. Paul or Mosses or any other of the bible characters. I do, sometimes, I would just love to have conversations with God, and to truly hear his voice, not just in my heart, but just like I was talk to you, next to me. Abraham walked with God discussing Saddam and Gomorra, King David visited with him and Mosses built his earthy house ( well more like a tent) to visit with him.
Yes I know that the Church is Gods house, and yes I know that when I pray I am talking to God, and yes I know that God responds and yes I even know that receiving Jesus in communion is more than they ever hoped for. But still it would be cool.
Think about it, you’re at work and your friends all ask you what you did over the weekend and you say, “Well I had God over for a BBQ, it was nice we chatted about world hunger and how the Detroit Tigers can’t seem to pull it together.” You know what I mean, just a nice little chat, an everyday conversation.
Now I know that’s not being inspired, but it will work for me, I don’t ask for much, just a chat will do. But it would be cool to turn in a report that was inspired by God; I would love to see someone criticize that one. You know someone will, there is always that one person who thinks they are smarter than the rest or they just have to find something wrong with it. But that would make for a great meeting, don’t you think?
“Umm, Paul, I think you are using the wrong facts, where did you get them”
“That would be God… He gave them to me”
“Yah, he stopped over last night, so I asked him to proof it”
“Well I think he messed up here, this can’t be right”
“So your saying God got it wrong… ?”
“Well maybe not wrong, but this can’t be right”
“So you know more than God, do ya?”
“Well God might have made a mistake, I mean we all do”
“But this is God… I think he knows what he is talking about”
“Come on, everyone makes mistakes, and this is wrong, I don’t care what God thinks he knows”
And so the conversation would go, I would love it! Everyone knows someone like that, I know I do.
But to truly be inspired by God, to know it with all your being, how awesome that must be, one day I hope I too will know that feeling.