He is our Creator!
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1). God calls Himself the I AM!! He is everything good to us, the whole earth, and the universe. This name He calls Himself is so powerful and all-encompassing that when Jesus said it in the garden that He was arrested in, all the soldiers who were there to arrest Him fell back on their bottoms under the power of the I AM! (John 18:6)
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth, He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.” He is called God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, yet also called One. “The Lord is our God, the Lord is One.” (Deuteronomy 6:4)
God can be described in many ways: The Beginning and the End, the Father of Lights, the All-Consuming Fire, The Bright and Morning Star, Abba Father, The Almighty, and the Author and Finisher of our salvation.
God is our Heavenly Father! He is relational! He created us to be in relationship and communion with Him. He wanted a family, who would love Him by free will. He created us in His image, relational, so we could have a relationship with Him, and He could call us sons and daughters declaring how valuable we are to Him, empowering us to reflect His image on this earth.
We are to reflect Him like the moon reflects the sun. Without the sun, the moon would remain dark, in a dark sky. But when the sun shines on it the moon reflects that image lighting up the night sky. By itself, it does not shine but with the sun it shines beautifully!
God shared some words with one of our board members: …So they search and search for themselves when they should be searching for me! I have created them for a purpose and a calling. Apart from that purpose, they will have no purpose. Apart from knowing me, they will never know who they are. When they ask the question “who am I?” they will find the answer in the reflection of that statement… I AM who I AM! That is my eternal name. Until they know who I AM or until they know I AM they will never know who they are. Their search should not be for themselves but for me! In their search to know me, they will come to know themselves I AM the mirror that shows them their reflection. Everything on Earth ether reflects or rejects me. I give identity to those who seek me. There is no crisis in my Kingdom. To know who you are you must know I AM.” Read the full words on the Mission page.
Search out God and learn who He is in the Word of God! The gospel John is a great place to start. Read a chapter a day, and watch Jesus, what He does, How He loves, how He firmly confronts ungodliness, how He handles people and so much more. Write down at least a little each day one what He shows you about Himself! There is a sheet of God’s names attached here that will help you learn who God is, as well!!
There is an open door into the throne room of God, to have a relationship with Him again. When we return to Him, through Jesus Christ, we can then reflect His Image on this earth. To learn more about coming to Him read the Who Are You page.
So what is His Image that we can reflect?
- God is love.
- God is merciful
- God is forgiving.
- God is holy.
- God is just.
- God is faithful.
- God is wisdom.
- God is powerful.
- God is truth.
- God is compassionate and long-suffering.
- Jesus Christ is God!
- Jesus is the light of the world
- Jesus is the bread of life.
- Jesus is the Sun of righteousness.
- Jesus is one and only begotten Son of God.
- Jesus is the righteous Judge.
- Jesus is the Prince of peace.
- Jesus is the good Shepherd.
- Jesus is the resurrection and life.
- Jesus is meek and gentle.
- Jesus is strong and courageous.
- Jesus is full of joy!
References: 1 John 4:8; Deuteronomy 4:31; Daniel 9:9; Leviticus 19:2; Deuteronomy 32:4; 1 Corinthians 1:9: Proverbs 2:6; Joshua 4:24; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Ephesians 4:21; Psalm 86:15; Exodus 34:6; Philippians 2:5-6; John 1:1-3; John 8:12; John 6:35; Malachi 4:2; John 3:16; 2 Timothy 4:8; Isaiah 9:6; John 10:11; John 11:25; Matthew 11:29; 1 Corinthians 1:25; Proverbs 18:10; Zephaniah 3:17; John 15:11.