Who is God?
“The greatest need in people’s lives today is to discover the true identity of God.” ~ Dr. R.C. Sproul
“Knowing about God is crucially important for the living of our lives . . . Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfold[ed] as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.” ~ J. I. Packer
Well, doesn’t that sound like fun?
So, who is God? When you think of God, what He is like, His characteristics, what do you think of? Not the “Sunday School answer,” or what you think the right answer is. What really comes to mind? Is He…
Or is He…
Of course, you never give those answers in public—you may not even want to admit them to yourself. But what they all say in one way or another is, “God would never—could never—love me. Whatever I may be ‘supposed’ to believe, I’m in this alone.” Maybe all day, every day is like this, maybe just some parts of some days, but it’s there. That may express itself in workaholism, overeating, depression, overachieving, shame, or any of a host of other ways. But they all come back to this place, right here. What do you truly believe about God?
If you’ve struggled with your identity, with prayer, with reading the Bible, with knowing God’s will, with healthy relationships, then you need to carefully consider which of those lists you’re living like it’s true, because what you believe to be true about God will make all the difference in how you live your life, and what your life really ends up meaning.
Question: What words or phrases would you use to describe God? Talk about it in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.