Jul 15, 2012

Who Is HE To You?

Made sure it got home safely, had it framed at Hobby Lobby and saw the same poster for sale ... there, at H.L.
 Can you imagine?

So who is this God so many talk on and on about?
Have you thought about this question?
Who is God to you?
Maybe He is nothing to you, not even on your radar. 
Maybe He is a word you say out of anger... or habit.
Or an angry old man, waiting to punish you, or a god who clearly doesn't care about this world, that some claim He created. 
Maybe He is unreachable, unattainable, more of an idea... but you have no idea how to get to know Him.
Get to know God?! Sound crazy?!

Maybe you wonder who He is...
I think many people wonder.
 I don't think we have to wonder.

He gave us a whole great big book that tells all kinds of interesting things about himself. 
It talks about His son Jesus and His childhood, His Father, and mother and other father. See, He had two dads, just like lots of kids these days... only it was nothing like that.
It talks about a few important years of His life on this earth, and then it tells us about His death and why He died.
It even tells us how He came back to life... He is man and God. This is hard for us to understand and I have to remind myself. 
Hello, I am not God. 
If I understood it all I would be God.

(Hebrews 4:12 NIV) For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

God and His son are a hard thing for people to wrap their brains around because we think we should be able to figure everything out.
But... we are human, not God. If we understood everything we would not need faith. God asks us to have faith in Him. 
Many people saw Jesus and wrote about Him when He lived on this earth. Some of those people believed, and some did not. 

(1 John 4:7-9 NIV) Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. {8} Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. {9} This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

The great thing about God is that He is not pushy. He gives us a choice We can be His friend or we can ignore Him. 
He wants us to choose Him, but He is patient. He is not rude. He will never push into our life...
but He shows himself to us, everyday, all day.
Look around you.
He made it all. He gave us the choice of foods, flowers, birds, trees, colors.
God is very, very creative.
Duh, He created creativity.
Creation was His idea.

Maybe you know this God. You have chosen Him to be your friend, your Deliverer, your Savior.
You are blessed. You have chosen well.
Now... take what you know and share it joyfully and gracefully. Be kind in word and deed, not having your own way. 
Build relationships and let God work in the heart. We are the clay, but He is the potter. Let Him decide the outcome, but be moldable in His hands.

(1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV) God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

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