If we do not know the true character of God based upon the Bible then we often end up living a life filled with lies about who we think God is. What we know about God, or what we THINK we know about God will determine how we think and live.
So how do we even begin to know the God of the universe? Is it even possible? Oh yes! it’s possible and even more wonderful is the God of the universe wants to be known. He wants you to seek Him. To know Him. He longs to share His heart, His will, His love and His character with you.
In order to know the truth about God then we must go to God Himself. I know that might seem like “duh!I know THAT” but seriously the only way you are really going to know me is to spend time with me. You and I need to sit, talk, share and you need to really hear my heart. You need to spend time watching me, living life with me. It’s that only way you can really know a person, right? Sure others could tell you about me. What they have observed or heard but most likely it wouldn’t be an accurate portrayal of who I really am. The only why you can know the truth about me is to spend time with me.
It’s the same with God. Unless I spend time with Him, through His word, I am not going to know who He really is. One way we can really begin to know God is by studying His character. To study His character is to study His name. We must go to the Bible and see what those who encountered God called Him. When we know the names of God we begin to know who God is.
My goal in this series, which I am calling “Who are You: Discovering the Character of God” is to offer a few crumbs of truth about His character with the hope that it whets your appetite to begin a journey of knowing the ONE TRUE GOD for yourself.
Below is a list of names I plan to begin with, so join me every Sunday as we seek to know our God. Just click the pink links to read the names I’ve already completed!
El Shaddai - All-Sufficient One, Lord God Almighty
El Elyon -The Most High God
Adonai - Lord, Master
Yahweh or Jehovah Lord, Jehovah
Jehovah Nissi - The Lord My Banner, The Lord My Miracle
Jehovah-Raah -The Lord My Shepherd - the Lord shepherds me.
Jehovah-Rapha -The Lord That Heals
Jehovah Mekoddishkem -The Lord Who Sanctifies You
Jehovah Tsidkenu -The Lord Our Righteousness
El Olam - The Everlasting God
Elohim – Gods, Creator
El Qanna -Jealous, Zealous
Jehovah Jireh - The Lord Will Provide
Jehovah-Shalom- The Lord Is Peace