I like this quote from the movie, Prince Caspian. Lucy (the youngest) is talking with Aslan who is thought of as a type of Christ. She asks him why he (Aslan) didn't come to their rescue the way he did last time.
Aslan: "And why would that stop you from coming to me."
Lucy: "I'm sorry, to scared to come alone. Why didn't you show yourself, why couldn't you come roaring in and save us like last time."
Aslan: "Things never happen the same way twice, dear one."
This is obviously just CS Lewis' understanding about the way Father operates, but I have come to believe this way also . That is, God will never work the same way twice. He is a God of, not chaos, but endless variety.
The Shack describes the Spirit's work as fractals. Beautiful geometrical shapes with incredible complexity.
The way I was taught and used to think was that God always works in a set way for every believer.
That not only is life-killing, but puts God in a box. Perhaps it's what we do to make Him more human.
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