Sunday, March 4, 2012

Article: Who is God?

Who is God? What is He like? Six personality traits of God... (source link here)

Who is God... He is Knowable.

God, who created the universe in all of its magnitude and creative details, is able to be known, by us. He tells us about himself, but even goes beyond that. He welcomes us into a relationship, so that we personally can get to know him. Not only can we know about him, we can know him, intimately.

"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,
but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the Lord,
who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight," declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23,24)

Who is God... He is Approachable.

God invites us to talk to him and engage him in what concerns us. We don't have to get our act together first. Neither do we need to be polite, theologically correct or holy. It is his nature to be loving and accepting when we go to him.

"The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth." (Psalms 145:18)

Who is God... He is Creative.

Everything we make is put together with existing materials or built on previous thoughts. God has the capacity of speaking things into existence, not just galaxies and life forms, but solutions to today's problems. God is creative, for us. His power is something he wants us to be aware of and to rely on.

"Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit." (Psalms 147:5)

"...where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth." (Psalms 121:1,2)

Who is God... He is Forgiving.

We sin. We tend to do things our way instead of God's way. And he sees it and knows it. God does not merely overlook such sin, but is prepared to judge and condemn people for their sin. However, God is forgiving and will forgive us from the moment we begin a relationship with him. Jesus, the Son of God, paid for our sin with his death on a cross. He rose from the dead and offers us this forgiveness.

"We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done... We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us." (Romans 3:22,25)

Who is God... He is Honest.

Just like a person who lets you know their thoughts and feelings, God clearly tells us about himself, the possible difference being, he is always honest. Everything he says about himself, or about us, is reliable information. Truer than our feelings, thoughts, and perception, God is totally accurate and honest in what he says. Every promise he makes to us can be fully counted on, he means it. We can take him at his word.

"The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path." (Psalms 119:130,105)

Who is God... He is Capable.

How would you like to be always 100% right, about everything? God is. His wisdom is unlimited. He understands all the elements of a situation, including the history and future events related to it. We do not have to update him, counsel him or persuade him to do the right thing. He will, because he is capable and his motives are pure. If we trust him, he will never make a mistake, never undercut us or deceive us. He can be fully trusted to do what is right, in all circumstances, at all times.

"No one whose hope is in you
will ever be put to shame..." (Psalms 25:3)

1 comment:

  1. I want to share my short experience with you

    i will never stop searching until i meet god

    Most people worship GOD but some don't

    i never met those some people who don't worship god

    I've tried each and every possible way to reach god but the harder i try the less it works

    it is true that GOD does exist but i want to know Where ?

    i never saw i don't even know his address or in which part of earth he reside

    But i was wrong when i start searching i found him in each and every single step of mine

    i will tell you how ?

    My journey to the gates of god

    i know there are a lot of different culture and religion in which i can really feels the presence of GOD

    I started with Hinduism i followed each and every thing according to religion

    i read scripture , i went to temple , pray to the statue of GOD for hours and hours with pure heart and dedication but didn't feel anything in the end

    i went to church i read bible i concentrate , i confess in font of god

    i followed all commandments of god but everything was like a following a time table in a school

    i dint feel anything nothing

    i went to mosque n did everything which is required but the result was same not even a single feeling of presence of god

    all of that was like following orders in restaurant of customers now peanut butter after that spicy Mexican pizza .

    but i wont just sit and wait for god to come and show me his grace

    i took a step forward i searched about a lot of people who commit that they have seen god or they are very close to god but all of that was not even fake's they are corrupt creatures of this world who fool people for there own personal gain

    some one told me GOD reside in mountains in tree's

    i have climbed both mountains and trees and what i have got you know ?

    just wastage of time and tiredness

    some advance people say god is in AIR , some say in water and some say in fire

    i ve jumped from helicopter clouds to ground but what i ve got if just fear NO GOD

    i hold on my breath and tried to find GOD in water and what i have got is just suffocation STILL NO SIGNS OF GOD

    i put myself in fire and i received my answer its nothing more then burning marks

    i have been so far in my search i ve been to so many places

    yes i was definitely tired but i still didn't gave up my hope and expectations

    i have traveled from one place to another

    people to people

    i have traveled in bus's , metro's , air planes but still it was nothing more then a search

    Not in scriptures , in hymns , in photo's , walls


    SO where he is actually where i can find him

    what ultimate sacrifice i have to do to feel the presence of GOD

    i was ready for everything i ve done each and everything to find him

    but nothing went right in my whole journey

    one day i was sitting alone and thinking there is nothing i left

    every possible thing i ve done and i have realized whatever i was doing wherever i was going for all this time god was with me

    my hunger , my passion , my madness to find god is actually god

    why i am sitting here alone why i am thinking all about this its not some kind of process that i am following its the presence of god inside me

    whatever i did was just godisum

    we find smile in small things

    being happy being sad , feeling honored , overwhelmed is nothing it is GOD

    my mind my body my actions is GOD

    God is nowhere he is inside me with me every time

    i don't need to follow anything
    all i known is
    i have to spent the life span which is being given to me
    with my god and people i know and love

    being happy is god

    living your own wishes is what god really is

    god is not in books , walls or fire he is something which is always inside you and will stay with you forever till the end of time