Who is God?
G – giving
O – oneness
D – destiny
It is in the discovery of who God is that we discover our own identity.
Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
Matthew 5:14a “You are the light of the world.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
In creating light God gave of Himself, in fact everything that was created was created by God and made up of God. God gave everything into existence. The first part of our God life that we must embrace is giving. We give our life into existence because giving is creating and without giving there can be no creating.
Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!
One is the Hebrew word ‘echâd meaning unity!
John 17:22 “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;
Joh 17:23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
We must realize that we are created for unity and are created in unity with God and with each other. Furthermore we are created in unity with all things because Christ is all things and we are one in the Christ.
Exodus 3:10 “Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.”
Destiny is discovered or is the fruit of the God relationship through the Christ in the life of giving and oneness. Remember that the Christian journey is one of discovery of who we already are and what we already have.
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