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...]