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"How Would You Define God?"

JD-ex
Mar 3, 2016, 8:13 PM 1

by HJS

"How would you define God?" was the question a middle-aged businesswoman asked. Her lips were quivering as she asked the question that told me a volcano of emotions was the driving force of her question. "She's been through a lot," her friends later explained without providing details. "I wouldn't want to attempt to define God," I explained, adding, "You experience God." The moment you say, "God is..." and finish the sentence, you have drawn a box around God and your definition attempts to confine Him to what you have said.

The Bible, which tells us more about God than any book in the world, doesn't make a single attempt to define God. It begins assuming His existence and also says we are dependent upon Him just as a newborn is upon his mother. The first verse of our English Bibles reads, "In the beginning, God..." but actually the Hebrew text says more precisely, "In beginning, God..."

The good news is that you can experience God because He is a person with every attribute of personality. He hears, He feels, He speaks, He loves, He understands, and He cares. He cares for you far more than you realize. "Taste and see that the Lord is good," is the invitation of the psalmist (Psalm 34:8). Long ago God spoke through Isaiah and said, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13).

Where is the place to begin when you want to find God? Start where you are and turn to the pages of His Word.

 

Let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me . . .  JEREMIAH 9:24

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