What the bible saysThe Bible is pretty clear when it comes to describing the Character and Nature of God; that is, it describes who God chooses to be and who God is intrinsically. For example, by nature, we know that God is a Spirit and that He is not made of flesh and blood except for in the form of Christ(John 4:24).
God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the spirit and in truth.That is not to say that He cannot appear to us in a body made of flesh, but that He by nature does not exist as we exist (Exodus 3:14). Or that God is love itself (1 John 4:8). However, when we put that Bible knowledge aside and peer into our own hearts, do we have an answer for the question “Who is God?”? This is not an answer that stems from hearing sermons on a Sunday, nor is an answer that comes from having read the Bible eight times. This is not a question that one can properly answer with academic knowledge alone, but rather is a questionthat requires personal experience with said God to truly answer. The weight of this question and its answer comes not from the objective answer that we can all quote from the Bible. Rather the impact of this question, and its answer, comes from the individual’s life who the question is brought before. Because for the 10-year-old in Ilam, Nepal, who has to walk three hours to Church every Sunday, before taking a similarly long trip back home, God is the Almighty God who has diverted fires and earthquakes from their home. But for the 25-year-old man in Manila, Philippines, who once walked around during the evenings as a Lady Boy, God is the Redeemer who took his once twisted life and restored it into its true beauty, calling him to reach out to those treading the same path as he used to. However, for the 16-year-old girl in Jakarta, Indonesia, who had a strong desire to get plastic surgery done because she thought her parents hated the way she looked, who strove to please them in academics and house life while struggling with self-worth, God is the loving Father who took them out from their slump and transformed their life and self-image overnight; the loving Father that would never say, “You aren’t good enough!” but the God who would always say, “You are so worth it that I died for you.”. The question, “Who is God?” begs an authentic answer that stems from personal experience withGod, also known as a testimony. A story which we can point to and say, “This is the evidence I have that God is real.”. Because how can we claim that God is an amazing God within the walls of the church, proclaiming it within our circle of Christian friends and family; if we ourselves do not have an intimate and personal answer for this question. So, through all these explanations, descriptions and very real testimonies, the question stands for you;
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