Who is God?
Who is God? Well, first and foremost, God is our almighty Creator. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent – which are just fancy words to say that He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present in all places at all times. He created everything that we see around us. He created the land, the water, the plants, and the animals. Our mountains, valleys, oceans, and hills were all created by our glorious God. He even created us in His image, placing us here on earth to rule over the animals (Genesis 1:26).
God is love (1 John 4:16). He loves us so much that He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins so that we might have eternal life. God is our final judge – in fact, He is the only One who can judge us. He is also the only One who can forgive us for our sins.
You might be thinking that this is a poor explanation, and you’d be right. I’ve told you about Him, but who is God? The truth is, I don’t think that our fragile, fallible minds are able to accurately comprehend exactly who God is. I think that we know a lot about what He is and what He’s done and what He will do, but how to you define who our very Creator is? But even if we cannot put into words who He is, we can come to know Him in our hearts.
The next question, naturally, is: how do we do that?
Starting Your Walk With God
You can ask yourself, “Who is God?” all day long, but the only way to find the answer for yourself is to start a relationship with Him. In a previous post titled Christian by Default: From Habit to Purpose, I talked about my own relationship with God. I have always considered myself to be a Christian, but it isn’t enough to just say that you know God and then do nothing else. Your relationship with God takes time and effort, and in that regard, my own walk with God is just beginning. I am by no means an expert on Christianity, but I do believe that my unique blend of lifelong spirituality and newfound purpose can help you find your own path. Or maybe I can at least point you in the right direction!
I think people expect it to be difficult to connect with God and start on His path, but it isn’t. I’m here to tell you that the only thing required of you to begin your walk with God is that you believe. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the truth! The one thing you have to do to start a relationship with God is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and let Him into your heart. That’s it!
Yes, there are other aspects of Christianity that I could tell you about. I could say that it’s important that you go to church. A lot of people push baptism as a requirement. Maybe you expected me to tell you to read your Bible, join a Bible study, or any number of other things. And I’m not saying that those things aren’t important, because they are – but to me, none of those are a logical first step. Why would you go to church if you don’t believe in what is being preached? Why would you get baptized if you don’t understand God, who is the basis of everything in our lives? No, to me, your religion starts in your heart. Until you have that, your walk with God can’t truly begin.
Believe in God. Let Him into your heart. He is waiting for you, just as He waits for all of His children.
Walk with Him before you try to run with Him.