May I Introduce You to God
I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. Two of my newest friends are the coolest people ever. One lady and I crossed paths when we were both speakers at a women’s retreat. We connected so immediately that we sat up in the lobby of the hotel for half the night talking, sharing life stories, and being amazed about what God was doing in our lives. The other lady has a daughter my age who lives out of town, but we’ve connected as friends rather than as a substitute mother/daughter duo. If I could introduce you to these women, I’d do so with excitement because they are special to me already and I’m learning wonderful things about them each day our relationship grows.
With the same enthusiasm, I’m excited to introduce you to my God. After all the years I’ve known Him, I thought I understood Him pretty well; however, a few months ago, the realization hit me that there is always more to be learned about God since He’s infinite. So as we embark upon this year of delving into worship, we are obliged to hype His worth as who we know Him to be. So, may I introduce you to God in the way He introduces Himself in the first verses of His book, the Bible. Genesis 1:1-5 says:
- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. (NKJ)
Did you get His introduction? Let me help you see the eight characteristics by which God introduces Himself here.
- “In the beginning God” – Meet God, the Uncaused Cause, the Ever-existent One.
- “God created the heavens and the earth” – Meet God, the Creator.
- “And the Spirit of God was hovering” – Meet God, the Examiner, the One who hovers, thinking deeply about and watching over all He does.
- “Then God said” – Meet God, the Speaker, the One whose Word causes nothingness to turn into something-ness.
- “And God saw” – Meet God, the Observer of all He brings into being.
- “And God saw… it was good” – Meet God, the Judge who evaluates the value of any and everything; the One who knows what’s good when He sees it.
- “And God divided the light from the darkness” – Meet God, the Divider of light and dark.
- “God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night” – Meet God, the Designator. He calls things by their name, using His omniscience to describe each thing’s character.
So it’s my pleasure to introduce you to God: the Uncaused Cause, the Creator, Examiner, Speaker, Observer, Judge, Divider, and Designator. Worship Him today for being all He is just here in the first five verses of the Bible.
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