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Where would you put your relationship with God?

Today I want to share something important to me, something that I read by the writer John Eldredge some years ago. It was one of those observations that once you read it, changes the way you think forever. At least that's what it did to me/for me. What Eldredge writes in Journey of Desire: A Journal and Guidebook is that the Bible uses a number of different metaphors for our relationship with God at various stages. And, he writes - the rest of this is a direct, but slightly edited quote - notice how the metaphors (and our relationship with God) ascend, or grow, in a stunning way: Potter and clay. At this level we are merely aware that our lives are shaped-even broken-by a powerful hand. There isn't much communication, just the sovereignty of God at work. Shepherd and sheep. At this stage we feel provided for, watched over, cared about. But beyond that, a sheep has little by way of true intimacy with the Shepherd. They are altogether