Character of God

When many people think of God, they often times think of a mean super being who sits on a throne holding a lightning bolt. This image is normally connected to that same being searching the earth for someone to strike with calamity. One thing that we must realize is that our creator, the God of the bible, and Father of Jesus Christ is nothing like that. He isn't waiting for us to mess up. No! He is looking for us to be successful. He wants to help us and encourage us. He doesn't want us to fear and be distressed. No! He wants us to have a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) It is so important that we know Him. We must know what He is like because there are many in this world claiming that God is one way, when He's not. These people would have us following them, proclaiming their version of truth (really a lie), and living for their selfish purposes. Many of us have previously been deceived. The majority of our thoughts and actions have caused us to run away from God. As we run, we cry, shiver, and hide in fear. We have thoughts that God is angry with us and doesn't love us. These thoughts are produced by sin. Because of these thoughts, we run to those who we think will … [Read more...]

When We First Meet Him…

Genesis 1:1-5 1¬†In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.¬†2¬†The earth was without form, and void; and darkness¬†was¬†on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3¬†Then God said, ‚ÄúLet there be light‚ÄĚ; and there was light.¬†4¬†And God saw the light, that¬†it was¬†good; and God divided the light from the darkness.¬†5¬†God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. First impressions...they are very important. ¬†How we are introduced to a someone will ever shape the very image that we have of them for a very long time. ¬†This is no different when it comes to God. ¬†Here we are introduced to Him as Creator. ¬†This is very important because it is the way in which He first chooses for us to see Him. ¬†In the Hebrew translation the word that is used here is Elohim. ¬†Let's take a closer look. In the beginning, God was there. ¬†Not only was He there, but He was there creating. ¬†What was He creating? ¬†At this point, in it's simplest form...the heavens and the earth. ¬†The earth had no form and was void. ¬†In other words, it was a sea of nothingness, a chaotic mess, disconnected … [Read more...]

Who Is God…

Hi. ¬†Whoever you are, wherever you are. ¬†I would like to invite you to take a journey with me as I dedicate time for the next couple of weeks to find out some very important information about someone who is very important to me. ¬†Some of you may know Him as God, but I call Him Father. ¬†Throughout the ages He has been called by many names by those who have called upon Him. ¬†He chose to ¬†identify and reveal Himself to them in a way that was meaningful, a way they would remember. For many years I have come to know Him as my Father and my Provider, but as in any relationship, I desire to know Him better. ¬†What better way to do that than to learn what those who knew Him before I was even born, called Him. ¬†I want to know how He introduced Himself and its importance. ¬†Not only do I desire the head knowledge of who He is, but I want to know Him as such in my own life. Join me on this journey weekly as I ask, "Who is God?" … [Read more...]