Okay let me get this off my chest. Please bear with me, fellow followers of the way. Lay down your arms, put down your stones, and I shall speak this once. I am feeling increasingly uncomfortable with the language in our Christian circles of God wanting to “use” you. I mean, I guess it’s OK up to a certain point, to let people know that God will display His Glory through normal messed-up people like you and me. Now, the word “use” – that is what I am having a problem with. You see, the imagery in the scriptures used to explain the intimacy between God and his people is the picture of a husband and his wife. When we look at it that way, then the word “use” becomes soiled doesn’t it? I mean, if I were to say to my wife that I wanted to “use” her today, I would get some rolling-pin love on my bald noggin that’s for sure. If God is the Divine Lover pursuing people in a fierce Love, then the image of dancing with God may be more helpful than the image of Him using you.
Yes, I like that. God wants to dance with you, and through that divine romance, transform you and the world around you through love. Bring it on Lord!