Rational thinking is a good thing all in all, but it can also become a mental stronghold that paralyzes our mind. We can become too fixated on facts and logical reasoning as the only infallible way to lead us to answers. Rationalists live life on equations and gravitate toward figuring things out. While all of this might sound good, we must remember that it isn’t intellectualism that leads us to the Father, but our heart!
The Father gave us a mind so we could think, reason, and make decisions. He also has given us Himself so that He can be in us, beside us, and for us. One of the greatest capacities we possess is the ability to have daily conversations with Him. No, He is not up in the sky, or under the ocean! Neither is He so far away that we cannot find Him. He is right next to us, as close as our next breath. The fundamental issue that separates us from Him is our unbelief. Let it be known that our Father loves relationship! He created us for that purpose. No other faith system on earth can claim that. Nothing in life is more valuable than talking to God every day. And drawing near to Him is not that difficult.
Everybody wants to know things that affect their lives: the future, how to make good decisions, who to marry, where to live, how to find good friends, and so forth. We rational humans ask and process a gazillion questions every day. But because of information overload, we have to filter through much of what we hear in hopes of discovering answers. But consider this: the Father is our maker and He knows all things! If we take the time to ask Him questions about our lives and about things to come, He will never refuse to answer. We are His sons and are dear to Him. We are the ones who have turned aside from the path of the first Adam and now are walking in the way of the last Adam, Jesus Christ. We are the ones who are focused solely on carrying out the Father’s purposes. To see Him manifested in the earth is our heartbeat. We radiate with His glory so that all men can see and know that He alone is the King.
We should never spend time with the Father out of a sense of duty or because we want to finagle out of Him something that we want. We should spend quality time with our Father because we crave more of the authentic relationship we have with Him.