This morning as I was reading in Acts chapter 17, I read the verse where Paul was speaking to the men of Athens. In Verse 23 he said, “I found an alter with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOW GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him I declare unto you!
As I read this question immediately came to my mind, “How well do we really know God?” Do we know about Him or do we know Him, really know him intimately? Not in a physical sense but in a spiritual sense. When we know someone intimately we know their thoughts, their actions before a word is spoken or a move is made. We are so close that our thoughts transmit to one another. Are we that close to God? To know God we have to have faith that He is real not just someone we talk about but the one we feel deep down inside our heart and being. We believe He is the one who made the earth, everything we see, touch, and feel. He is the sun upon our face, the wind that blows across our skin, the air that we breathe. He is the love within our heart, the joy of each new day, the peace we feel when we lay down at night to rest. He is the beauty around us, the love of family. He is the one that is with us every moment of everyday. He is our thoughts on every subject. He is our comfort and healer when we are sick or heartbroken. He is our strength when we are weak. HE IS OUR EVERYTHING!! He is why we exist, He is our purpose in life and without HIM we are nothing.
Paul spoke of who God is to a believer, read with me what Paul said about God;
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
If we know God in our hearts, minds and spirit then we are part of God. We are his offspring, a part of Him. He is who we are. His thoughts become our thoughts, His ways become our ways. The love He gives to us becomes the love we give to others. The forgiveness He has shown us we then show to others. HE IS WHO WE ARE!
We can drift away from God and He can cease to be who we are. I know from my experiences that we can find ourselves becoming doubtful and weak but remember this, the God that made us is always there. He never moves from us, we may move away from him but He never moves from us and when we are not as close to Him as we should be He is always there reaching out and drawing us back to him, to the peace and love that can only come from being in a close relationship with Him. So today let us renew ourselves to Him.
If you feel you are not where you should be today then pray with me and ask God to come into our hearts and make us into what He created us to be.
Lord, today I ask you to make me into your likeness. Show me who YOU are in my heart and spirit so I can live my life as a living of example of You to other. Let my thoughts be Your thoughts, my words be Your words and my actions be Your actions. Lord I give my life to You. Use me Lord for Your purpose. In Jesus Precious & Holy Name. Amen!
Love & Peace to each of you! Jeanette