What is the truth about God?
What is the truth about God? God is real; therefore He is relevant. God is love; therefore He is compassionate. And God is sovereign; therefore He is trustworthy. However, while viewing the portrait of God, our perceptions become perverted by the lens of Satan’s lies.
You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.Ephesians 2:2 NLT
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.2 Corinthians 3:16–18 NLT
The Three Pillars of Christianity
With “the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:2 KJV) as our firm foundation, God establishes three pillars of Christianity that provide a stable structure for our lives. These truths affect how we encounter, embrace, and experience God as we mature in our relationship with Christ.
The truth is, God wants a relationship with you!
All He is accomplishing in our simple lives is for the purpose of establishing a deeper relationship with Him so that we may evidence Christ’s work.
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.2 Corinthians 4:7–10 NLT
The truth is, God will give you everything you need for living a godly life.
God is real, God is love, and God is sovereign; therefore, He is relevant, He is compassionate, and He is worthy of our trust. All who have given themselves to Him in brokenness, repentance, submission, and obedience benefit from His transforming power that is conforming us to His image. The fruit of His Spirit emerges as our own personal attributes reflect the fact that Jesus Christ is at work faithfully keeping His promises.
His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.2 Peter 1:3–4 NASB
Psalm 139 Prayer Pattern acknowledges the truth about God.
Psalm 139 Prayer Pattern acknowledges the truth about God. God is real, therefore He is relevant. God is love, therefore He is compassionate. And God is sovereign, therefore He is trustworthy. Use Psalms Prayer Patterns to pour out your heart to God while acknowledging your weakness and His strength as you grow deeper in your relationship with Him.
Children see God as relevant because they can trust that there is someone bigger who knows the best way to make things work out. When did I lose that concept of God?
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Excerpts from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis.
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