In her book “The ORGANIC GOD,” Margaret Feinberg writes about how our own understanding of God can easily become polluted. Our preconceived ideas, our tendency to favor only portions of scripture that we like, or we find ourselves compartmentalizing God. The result is our understanding becomes clouded, polluted and dim. But I resonate with her words about her heart's desire. I love how she describes, “Organic God.”
That’s why I describe God as organic. While it’s a word usually associated with food grown without chemical-based fertilizers or pesticides, organic is also used to describe a lifestyle: simple, healthful, and close to nature. Those are all things I desire in my relationship with God. I hunger for simplicity. I want to approach God in childlike faith, wonder, and awe. I long for more than just spiritual life but spiritual health – whereby my soul is not just renewed and restored but becomes a source of refreshment for others. And I want to be close to nature, not mountain ridges and shorelines as much as God’s nature working in and through me. Such a God-infused lifestyle requires me to step away from any insta-grow shortcuts and dig deeper into the soil of spiritual formation found only in God.
Natural. Pure. Essential.
I want to know the "Organic God.”
Is that great? I’ve been living off that insight for several weeks now, reminding myself to keep my relationship with God. Natural, Pure & Essential. Organic!