My God (Part 1)
Updated: Apr 18, 2020
Psalm 46:10 - "Be Still and Know That I am God"
My Relationship with my God
The other day when I was praying and meditating in God’s presence, the Lord asked me this question “What do you think about me? Who am I to you”?
Once, Jesus asked the same question to his disciples.
Matthew 16:13-16 - "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, 'Who do people say the Son of Man is?' 14 They replied,
i. 'Some say John the Baptist;
ii. Others say Elijah;
iii. And still others say Jeremiah
iv. Others say one of the prophets.'
15 'But what about you?' he asked. 'Who do you say I am?' 16 Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Today in many congregations, there are people have no personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Rather, their relationship is in characterized in many other ways:
i. To some, God is a grocery supplier – they only approach Him in a time of need to make better lives for themselves.
ii. To some, God is a cruel king – if you don’t do what He asks, He will punish you.
iii. To some, He is just a healer – they only approach Him when they are in sick.
iv. To some, God is their banker – they use God as a way to make money.
But today, Jesus asks the same question to this congregation, “Who do you say I am?
God told me that in order to maintain a close relationship with Him, His people must know the following truths:
Know God as Your Creator
Isaiah 43:15 – “I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.”
Deuteronomy 32:6 – “Is this the way you repay the Lord, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?”
My God still creates things for me.
He never retires from His office.
God can create a new way for you.
God can create a new organ for you.
God can create a new law for you.
But one thing is true, you need to acknowledge God as your creator.
God our creator expects us to respond back in a wise way, by honoring, thanking, and worshiping Him in a proper way.
Psalm 139:13-16 – “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
I see my creator through His beautiful creations - can you see the beauty of His creation in you and in others?
Ecclesiastes 12:1 – “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come."
Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph knew their creator in the days of their youth. David, Samuel, and all the apostles knew their creator in the days of their youth.
How do I maintain my relationship with my Creator?
Romans 9:20-21 – “But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?”
I respect my Creator by accepting His creation and not questioning His work.
God never creates junk - His creations are unique and precious.
You and I need to proclaim every day:
I am unique.
I am precious.
I am great.
I can do all things through my God.
I was created in the image and likeness of God.
Let people see God your creator through your life.
Exodus 4:10-13 – “Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. 11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” 13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” 14 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses.”
Moses blamed God for creating Him with a weakness and God became angry with Moses’s attitude.
What did God say to Moses in response?
i. Moses, I am the one who gave you your mouth so, I know how to use it.
ii. Moses, look at those who are deaf and mute, I didn’t make you deaf nor mute.
iii. Moses, look at the blind, I didn’t make you blind.
Moses made a big mistake, like many of us do, when he failed to see the beauty of God’s creation in his life, and instead chose to complain.
Our Creator never makes mistakes. His creations are perfect and beautiful. Often, we as humans cannot see with our eyes our understand with our limited minds, the beauty of His creations.
1 Corinthians 1:27-28 - “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”
Do not think you are foolish, weak, lowly, or despised. But instead, thank God for creating you in a such a way. God wants to use you to shame the wise, shame the strong, and shame the wise in this world.