It is, for me, a comfort and a marvel that something as complex as a Higher Power is gracious enough to respond once we decide to ask with humility. And amazing to me that when we are genuine, what we call this Higher Power doesn’t seem to matter. Really – would you enjoy being mistaken for a Door Knob? I would find it rather offensive.
Someone commented that this is a very mystical approach to God. I have to think more about that.
This concept grew out of cynicism and a desire for trust. The only mystical aspect of this, that I see, is that I prayed. After seeing too many claims about God that don’t hold water and losing trust in those who were supposed to know all about God – I did still pray. I asked if there was a way to trust and saw addicts call a higher power “door knob” and recover. In that, I see real, tangible results. Results that reassure my cynic enough to trust. Is that mystical?