Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Seeking God & Autism



Now that this healing journey of mine has lasted for the last seven years or so, I've come to understand that seeking God (which is how this journey started--by seeking Him) is not an easy task--for anyone. That being said, I now also believe that an autism diagnosis in the mix makes understanding the Lord a little bit more of a challenge. 

Why? 

To begin with the Holy Scriptures are filled with symbolism from beginning to end. And up until six years ago, symbolism was completely over my head. Even so, I came to realize that being able to understand Biblical symbolism is crucially important to discern the many ways God imparts His perfect will to us. I prayed for God to change my thinking from the concrete to the abstract, and He did.

Without understanding the hidden meanings of places, names, colors, and so forth, particularly in the Old Testament, scripture becomes nothing but a litany of rules and regulation. Symbolism, on the other hand, reveals God's heart toward man and to all creation. Symbolism reveals both love and relationship. 

God also imparts His will to us through dreams, which is another mine field of symbols. 

If you are looking for healing, answers, understanding, knowledge, hope, joy, peace...or for whatever you need, you too, can seek God. He is all and knows all. And He draws near to those who draw near to Him. He is also rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). 

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