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Here's a simple test: Superman. Superman can do most things a God can do. Nevertheless, he is a fantasy. He does not exist. More importantly, superman was born out of the romanticizing of an ideal. Throughout the centuries, people have romanticized ideas and ideals. The Greek pantheon of Gods, the Roman pantheon, the Hindu pantheon all feature persons who symbolized ideals and became legend. Exaggeration turned their stories into myth.
Unfortunately, if we treat the living God as we would a fantasy, we will fail to see his blessing and power. Yes, in this world we are desperate for help. Without clear knowledge of God and his ways, we grope eyeless in the dark. Our minds often romanticize in order to get away from the harsh and painful realities we have to live with. But romanticizing is not be the answer. In fact, God clearly forbids wild imaginations because in them, we turn God into something He is not.
Let me give you an example: When in desperation you see Christ as the answer to your problem, you could be merely fantasizing. It is an emotional reaction to a crushing situation. However, when you know God and know that He has solved problems bigger than yours before: And that He desires to solve yours, that He is ready, willing and able, you find He is right there, sleeves rolled up clearing the way. Courage, steel, faith these are all born of this intimate, innate knowledge of God that comes through revelation.
God has a distinct personality. He moves in specific ways. His handiwork always carries his signature. Wisdom is in understanding God's nature. It is seeking the revelation of Him. It is in following His footprints in the sand. In recognizing His voice. His presence. It takes diligence, commitment and perseverance. But the reward is supernatural.
Because when you seek God diligently, you find Him. It is the law.