Who is our God

 

Who is our God?

Many people do not realize that God is not an elusive divinity.  He is not "somewhere out there" unconcerned for our well being, and happiness.  There is not a complicated formula to find him, and he is accessible to every single human being that resides on the earth.Genesis 1:26 says "Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness."  So what does this portion of the verse mean exactly?  Lets break it down into simple terms.  In the dictionary the word "image" means "a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.  The word "likeness" means " the fact or quality of being alike; resemblance.Why is this important? The fact that God has made us in his image means that we were created to be similar to God both physically and in our nature.  The word "nature" means "the innate or essential qualities or character of a person or animal".  This is important because it gives us a picture of who God is.God is not a formless God.  Although it is hard for us to fathom the magnificence of God, He has given us a picture of Himself through the creation of man.  This revelation is beautiful because we are able to comprehend that not only does God have a form, He also has a personality. The fact that He created us to be similar to Him means that our personalities, traits, and qualities are an actual "sample" of Him.  The more we get to know God's personality, the more we are able to please Him and build a strong relationship with Him.  This is no different then when we are dealing with our family and friends.Think of it like this; when building a new friendship, you are taking the time to get to know a person.  You will spend time with that person and learn the things that make them happy, sad, or annoyed for example. You will learn their interests, values, and morals. Once you know the person well enough, it is easy for you to put a smile on that person's face.  You automatically know what not to do to upset them.  This learning process is no different with God.How do we get to know God?  By reading and studying His Word.   The word "study" means "application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection". The purpose of this website is to help you to build a strong and intimate relationship with God.  His Word is alive and active. Learn how to apply His Word to your everyday life.