Day 04

Reading Guide

Morgan Freeman, Dumbledore, Gandalf. After reading those names what’s one thing you can think of that ties them together? These people represent a wise and almost all knowing character, or have portrayed God in movies we’ve seen. Perhaps these characters have shaped the way you see God. Aside from how Hollywood portrays our Lord, what do you think of when you hear His name?


God desires for us to know Him and who He is. Like with any friendship, your trust in another person grows as you get to know who they are, what qualities they possess, and obviously if you can even trust them. God longs to be fully known by you. Luckily, the Bible tells us a lot about who God is.


God is our protector. In Psalm 18: 1-3, King David writes, “I love you, Lord ; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. I called on the Lord , who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.” Unlike many rulers, David wasn’t born into a royal family. In fact in his early stages of life, he was a mere shepherd boy… someone you wouldn’t think God would choose to become a king. 


However, throughout David’s lifetime of ruling, battling enemies, and conquering nations, God protected David and made him powerful. It wasn’t just one verse that David sings of God being his fortress, rock, strength, shield, and place of refuge. These descriptions of our Lord can be found in Psalms 18, 34, 91, 144, and a few more.


God is our creator. He knew what He was doing when He placed the earth a perfect 93.77 million miles away from the sun. He knew what He was doing when He decided that lions would rule the savannah, or that bees would make a sweet concoction, called honey. He especially knew what He was doing, when he made you! He created biology, He created chemistry, He created physics. He is magnificently smart, intricate, and creative.


God is all-knowing. Have you ever heard the phrase, “can’t see the forest for the trees”? The term expresses the idea that someone can be too consumed in one detail or instance to look at the big picture. However, no matter how much we know or try to understand in life, we will never see the full forest. Our view may not be entirely glued on one tree, but we don’t have the capability to know how everything is meant to turn out. God has a perfect view of the entire forest, start to finish… He knows what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen to you. Life can get frustrating, but God’s ways are higher than our ways, and they are good.


God is faithful in the end. We know this because of the One we call our savior. When He sent His son into this world, God told us where our hope is found… Jesus! He is faithful to those who trust in Him and who trust in Jesus. If you believe, you get to spend eternity in His perfect presence. We have the opportunity to share in His glory!


Until then, you have the opportunity to continuously discover who God is. He is an infinite God, and has given us an infinite number of ways to see Him in this lifetime.


Challenge:

Whether it’s through scripture, music, good memories, science, or a beautiful sunset, what are some things that can remind you of who God is? Acknowledge it, write it down, and go ENJOY Him today!

Scripture

This I declare about the Lord : He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.


Psalm 91:2


Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.


Colossians 1:17


You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.


Psalms 139:13-14


Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.


Hebrews 10:23

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