Experiencing God is simply a necessity of the human life. I am definitely convinced that we who know The Way, The Light and The Truth own the world an encounter with God. Whether, it’s through our words, our actions, acts of services, or simply saying thank you, or God bless you, people need to see The King magnify in all manners of Your life. You don’t get to decide how God can use you to bless and or reveal Himself through You to others, but you get to share in the joy of sharing the Maker of life with those around you through various encounters and circumstances. Perhaps one of the key ingredients in adequately conveying The Good News, is knowing God, knowing His heart for not only yourself, but the individuals you’ll be ministering to.
You have to know that God is really who He says that He is. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). You must be convinced that Jesus is the only way to The Father (God). I know it’s an absolute, but God is an absolute. God is jealous for our affections, and He wants us to worship Him, and Him alone (Deuteronomy 4:23-24), that’s sound absolute to me.
Another aspect of God’s character that I absolutely love is how constant He is. He has the best track record on the planet. He’s is ALWAYS there. Whether it rains, snows, floods, God is there. He never fails to answer prayers. He will do whatever it takes to make sure You look like Him.
Speaking of looking like Him, do you know that Jesus died for your freedom, so you are no longer a slave to fear, worry anxiety. And that whenever you’re feeling anxious, worrying, is a sign that you don’t really know who He is. Because the more we become certain on who God said He is the less and less we have to worry about, because that means we have not put our complete trust in Him.
Another thing we have to remember is that God is our provider. He will always give us more than you need. Whether you’re in college and you’re wondering whether you should pursue a certain degree over another, take it to the Person that’s giving you the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to be successful in whatever and all that you do. He not only wants to provide you with food and shelter, He wants to become a friend, and want to help you in every aspect of your life. He wants more for you than you can even begin to think, and or imagine.
Above all else, He is peace. This doesn’t mean that you will always experience peaceful situations, or that you will never disagree with anyone etc, but that in the midst of any situation good or bad, you can always have peace, because Peace (Jesus) lives in once you confess Him Lord over all.
” 22One of those days He and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, Let us go across to the other side of the lake. So they put out to sea.
23 But as they were sailing, He fell off to sleep. And a whirlwind revolving from below upwards swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in great danger.
24 And the disciples came and woke Him, saying, Master, Master, we are perishing! And He, being thoroughly awakened, censured and blamed and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased, and there came a calm.
25 And He said to them, [Why are you so fearful?] Where is your faith (your trust, your confidence in Me—in My veracity and My integrity)? And they were seized with alarm and profound and reverent dread, and they marveled, saying to one another, Who then is this, that He commands even wind and sea, and they obey Him”? (Luke 8:22-23).
Jesus used the peace in His heart to calm the storm. In every season of our life no matter what we are going through and or experiencing we should have peace, one that surpasses our physical understanding.
Even in my own personal life I am studying for my board exam, and while my circumstances like practice exams aren’t assuring that I will be taking it soon. My hope isn’t in those things. My hope is in Jesus. He said I am taking it first week of June, and I HAVE to believe Him. So I have such a peace in my heart. I am beyond certain without a shadow of a doubt that God will make this possible, because He is God. His name is on the line, not mines. So there is absolutely no reason for me to be anxious, worrying about what if’s. But I need to keep my eyes on the peace maker.
Knowing who God is will keep you from losing sleep over endless situations you can possibly imagine. From worrying over exams, to who should I marry, to what am I going to eat today, how am I going to pay for college, the list goes on and on. My God is beyond faithful in meeting all your needs, exactly when you need it. He never miss a beat! Always on point down to the very tinny bitty detail.
“Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?” (Matthew 6:26). The Father is desperate to have a relationship with you, it’s not enough to simply know about Him, He want to become a vital part of all areas of your life. Give Him a chance to do what only He can do in your life.