God in relationship
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)
For many people in their journey of faith God is an enigma – someone who is mysterious or puzzling. They may struggle to know God, or may ask who or what he is.
In a faith journey, many will see God as someone in the sky, invisible but somehow able to watch us here below. Many will think of God as a singular person, invisible and ruling over everything. For example, Islam refers to God as Allah, a very powerful singular person.
The astonishing truth is that God is far greater than anything we can think of or imagine. God is a being who is three divine persons in relationship: Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one Being who is three persons.
The Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are all distinct – yet they exist in perfect unity. The Apostle Paul refers to this unity when he writes, ‘And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.’ (2 Corinthians 3:3)
God offers a holy, loving relationship: a fellowship or communion that believers are destined to participate in as the children of God (Ephesians 1:3-6). God is building a relationship with each and every one of us. We are created to experience this relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we are all included in his love and grace.
God is calling us now to participate in this amazing relationship. As it says in 1 Corinthians 1:9: ‘God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.’ And Romans 11:29 tells us: ‘…the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.’
It is encouraging to know that God is not going to change his mind about calling us, may he help us to respond wholeheartedly.
Father in heaven, please enable us to understand your calling and respond in a manner that is pleasing to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study by Sherwin Scott
About the writer:
Sherwin Scott is a Deacon in the Lewes congregation of
Grace Communion International.
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