A Right Perception of God
It’s normal human nature that, as we get older, we trust and believe in someone only to the degree we perceive them to be trustworthy. We don’t automatically trust; trust has to be earned and proven over and over before it locks in. That’s because we’ve got scars from the times people have lied or been disloyal. In turn, we carry that same mindset into our relationship with God. So if God is perceived as uncaring or incapable, it’s impossible to believe in His faithfulness and loving-kindness. That doesn’t mean He isn’t good and faithful, it just means we don’t agree, and that inhibits the level of faith we will have in Him. If we want greater faith, we must have the right perception of Ged. And a right perception means believing He is who He says He is.
He is Yahweh. He is love. He is worthy. And He is all that is good.
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But you,” He asked them, “who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:13-16)
I looked and heard the voices of many angels… Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands. They said with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:11-12)
God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” (Exodus 3:14)
Father, You are worthy of all my praise. You are worthy of my undying devotion. You are worthy of the glory due Your name. And You are worthy of being seen as all that is good, perfect, and lovely. You are worthy.
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