"To come alive spiritually we must meet God.To live abundantly we must know God."
God continually speaks to me about the basic elements of our faith. Jason, my bible study teacher, always says that if I know the answers to the two most important questions, I'll live an abundant life.
Those two questions are:
- Who is God?
- Who am I?
If we know who God really is (as much as our minds can grasp) then it will be easy to answer #2. I often say that my identity is not based on what I do or how others perceive me to be, but rather that I belong to God. 1 Corinthians 7:23 says, "God has paid a high price for you; do not be enslaved by the world"(NLT). But if I don't know how God is like, how can I live the life He desires for me?
Knowing God is essential for our faith but even more necessary for our practical daily life as a woman.
- Peace is practical: "Submit to God and you will have peace; then things will go well with you." Job 22:21
- Wisdom is practical: "Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgement." Prov 9:10b
- Strength is practical: "...the people that know their God will be strong..." Daniel 11:32
- Faith is practical: "The righteous will live by faith." Romans 1:17
I don't know about you but I'm in constant need of peace, wisdom, strength & faith daily. I can't have any of them if I don't depend on God. It is difficult to place your trust on Someone you know very little. To know God we must know what He is like, especially in terms relevant to our daily lives. To consistently lean on God alone, we must know Him.
"The enemy likes to throw a curtain of doubt over the magnificent character of our God. God does not want us to be deceived. Therefore, He has revealed what He is like through the Holy Scriptures and through His Son, Jesus Christ... it is through the intimacy of a relationship with the person of Jesus Christ that all God is becomes more than truth on a page and becomes alive in daily experience. Through Christ, all that God is, is in fellowship with the Christian." —Myrna Alexander
As we explore together the character of God, I pray you become more aware of His presence in your life & that your trust of Him becomes easier.
This post is an invitation to discover God in view of His Word; to know Him.