When we enter into a new relationship it takes time to begin to understand and know the other individual. This knowledge does not come instantly. It comes with patience and perseverance; it comes by spending time with someone to get to know them personally. It’s how we figure out all those special things that make them, them.
Getting to know God better, I believe, operates in much the same way. The more time we spend with Him and the more time we take to understand Him and those special things that make Him, Him, the greater our love and appreciation for Him grows. That growth is important because our understanding of who God truly is has eternal implications. Jesus Himself spoke and said, “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent,” (John 17:3; emphasis mine).
Can I tell you a secret? God wants us to know Him. He spoke in Jeremiah, saying, “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord,” (Jeremiah 9:23-24; emphasis mine).
The greatest thing we could ever have is a solid relationship with God. Fortifying that comes by taking the time to get to know Him better, which is the gist of this new lesson series. Each lesson focuses on some of those things that make up the beautiful character of our wonderful God. In the end, my prayer is that your faith in Him and your relationship with Him would be strengthened all the more. We have this promise in the Bible: “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you…” (James 4:8). I pray that the words written in these lessons would help you to do just that, get closer to God.
To access the lessons, simply click on the links below. They can be studied individually or grouped together as a series.
The power of God is over all! The power of God is responsible for all things created! The power of God cannot be matched and Job declares, even during the roughest patch of his life, that God’s sovereignty over all remains.
When we truly grasp the understanding of the love of God for us, then can we learn to love others better.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9). God’s longsuffering is God’s patience at work in the best possible way. Believe today and turn to the Lord for salvation.
Holiness is still right! Isaiah saw a vision of God’s holiness in heaven, unmatched by anything we can know down here or imagine. Peter lets us know, the only way we will get to experience heaven, is to live holy while down here on earth. We must be holy because God is holy!
I am expecting to add more lessons to this series in the future so please stay tuned for updates. For now, I’m off to work on other projects and series. Many blessings to you all!