Tuesday, March 24, 2020
For the next couple of weeks, I will be focusing on helping us get to know God better in ways we either have not considered or as a reminder to us. I’ll be using the book, “I Know His Name: Discovering the Power in the Names of God” by Wendy Blight. Feel free to purchase this book via Amazon or Christianbook.com (this is optional, but not needed). You will need a Bible or a Bible app. I will post on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (and sometimes in between). If you would like a more interactive experience study experience, I am also doing this study in a Facebook group format. If you click here you can ask to join.
Let’s start by exploring the way God reveals himself to us. I think the best way to learn about God is to dive into Scripture. God has revealed himself to us in several ways…
…through His creation. Romans 1:19-20 ” 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made…”
…through Jesus Christ. John 5:8-11 ” 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.“
Those are just two ways that God reveals who He is to His followers. Let’s explore another way. Take a minute to look up Hebrews 11 in your Bible or on your Bible app. Spend sometime reading this passage and take note of the “By Faith…” statements that are made.
Hebrews 11 shares the accounts and interactions that these faithful individuals had with God. Their experiences reveal something about who God is. We see that God strengthens the faithful, keeps His promises, protects, provides, and guides. We see that God has a plan and a purpose for His people. God is forgiving – gives second chances.
Dig Deeper: As you read through this chapter in Hebrews, how else does God reveal who He is? What is His role for us? What do we learn about His character?
Reflect: If you were to write your own personal By Faith statements, what would they be? How has living by faith been part of your story?