I am making my way along in the book of Exodus and came across this exchange between God and Moses.
And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
I find God’s resume’ a fascinating one. He doesn’t list the miracles he’s performed or his artwork expressed throughout the earth and extending to the stars. He simply lists the people he has known and who have known Him.
It’s a resume that is considerably different from the one we’d assemble. We'd list our accomplishments.
By contrast, God lists relationships. (Or, perhaps God considers people to be his greatest accomplishments?)
Years ago, I worked for an organization (The Fellowship of Christian Athletes) that existed to cultivate faith among middle, high school and college coaches and athletes. As a young man, right out of college, I’d always assumed that life is measured by accomplishments. However, under my leadership, the number of FCA groups had declined in number, rather than increased.
After a particularly frustrating day I went to my regional director, Wynn Lembright, telling him that I was ashamed of my performance and that he should fire me and hire someone else who can ‘get things done.’
Wynn, as was his habit, said something that day that changed my life and my orientation toward faith. He said, ‘No, Greg. I’m not going to fire you. What matters most to me is the response I get when I ask one of your coaches, ‘What do you think about Greg? It’s how you treat people that matters most to me.’
Spoken by a man who understood, at a level few do, what matters most to God.