God Is God

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Deuteronomy 10:14-17, Psalm 145:3-7, Isaiah 40:9-25, John 1:1-5, Revelation 22:13

God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, both visible and invisible. He is infinite, eternal, and unfathomable, yet He reveals Himself to us through the universe He made and His infallible Word.

Whatever we think of when we think about God is, at the very least, incomplete. He is infinite, but our imaginations are limited. He is unfathomable, so our thoughts cannot plumb the depths. He is the Creator of everything, yet we are constrained by metaphors that come from the created world. The very idea that we might classify or categorize God is laughable. He cannot be tamed or studied. He is beyond our reach and beyond our understanding.

And yet we can know Him. He has graciously entered our world, time and time again, so that we might be His children and His true image-bearers. He was in the garden with Adam and Eve. He spoke to Noah, Abraham, and Moses. His presence filled the tabernacle and, later, the temple. He put on flesh and became one of us. And He has gifted His Spirit to His people, in order that we might know Him more intimately still. “The LORD had his heart set on your fathers and loved them. He chose their descendants after them—he chose you out of all the peoples, as it is today” (Deuteronomy 10:15).

We can know God because He has chosen to be known. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present. He is loving and just, merciful and good, and a thousand other things beside. “For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awe-inspiring God” (v.17). Theologians have made many a complicated list of God’s attributes, filling thick volumes on shelves that occupy the libraries of this world. But those books amount to what we can know about God. We have been given an opportunity to go much deeper than that. We have been invited to love Him and be loved by Him—to know Him in a way that defies our limited capacity for knowledge and understanding and, in so doing, bring Him glory.

Whatever measure of knowledge we have about God is granted to us so that we might worship Him, not merely as admirers from afar but as dearly loved children.

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  1. Chasie Page says:

    What a beautiful God we serve

  2. Erica Kinser says:

    I was writing out my prayer to God after finishing this study, and this song popped in my head;

    ” You are God alone, and right now
    In the good times and bad
    You are on Your throne
    And You are God alone

    Unchangeable, unshakable, unstoppable
    That’s what You are!”

    – You are God alone

    Philips, Craig & Dean

  3. Mary Walsh says:

    The Lord has made Himself known to us through His Word! Not for me to know ABOUT Him – but for me to KNOW HIM! Lord-I want to know you. Deeply. Intimately. I want to love you with abandon. I want to glorify you in all I think, say and do. You are great, mighty and worthy of praise.

  4. Chasie Page says:

    God is amazing. He’s so magnificent and I’m glad he exists!

  5. Kinsey Underbrink says:

    I know that I have read that Psalm before but it hit differently this time. The concept of God weighing mountains on a balance or holding all the waters of the earth in his hand just amazes me and reminds me of just how big and expansive he really is.

    1. Chasie Page says:

      Amen! That really shook me too. It’s amazing

  6. Nathalie Mueller says:

    We have a change to fully know God and experience his presence . We just need to seek , love and trust him

  7. Desi Haber says:

    “He has gifted His spirit to His people, in order that we might know Him more intimately” so beautiful thank you God!

  8. Evelyn Dearth says:

    ❤️

  9. Caroline Gibbs says:

    God is God!! Yes. I agree that we should bear His image even though it has sometimes hard to do when we have free will and hearing the world’s thoughts. But, he is the God above all!! We may not fully understand Him but I think that we understand Him or at least try to understand Him the best that we can!!

  10. JoBeth Watts says:

    one of my favorite songs is “Always Good” by Andrew Peterson— the line that gets me says, “As we try to believe what is not meant to be understood, will You help us to trust Your intentions for us are still good?” While I was reading today about His high and unattainable knowledge, it was comforting to me that not only am I not able to comprehend His depth today, it’s something I’m not supposed to understand tomorrow either. And while it is so.hard. to trust what can’t be understood, that is exactly what pushes me into deeper faith, knowing good and well that all is from Him, through Him, and to Him. It’s amazing to me that God uses what we can’t understand to sanctify us and draw us closer to Him. God is cool.

  11. Marilyn says:

    We are to be true image bearers. Sobering

  12. Monique Gillis says:

    “We know God because has chosen to be known!!”

    I love that! He wants to know us and chooses to know us.

  13. Sue says:

    I am challenged by this last statement of the devotional thought “Whatever measure of knowledge we have about God is granted to us so that we might worship Him, not merely as admirers from afar but as dearly loved children.” I like to gain knowledge and sometimes pride myself on “knowing”, but gaining knowledge of God should make me more humble before Him. I am going to try that with this study, Each time I learn a new characteristic, pause to worship Him.

    1. Dorette Meades says:

      This is my challenge too. Thank you for sharing

  14. Brooke Clark says:

    Sovereign, but still makes time and deep energy for each of us. And invites us to do the same. Powerful.

  15. Alyssa Gomez says:

    My husband and I are enjoying this

  16. Sachi J says:

    God is so good. Not just for some, but for all! God really did choose ME out of everyone to be one of his daughters. How amazing! My salvation story still gives me goosebumps, to think that despite my situation, my circumstances, my past, MY GOD was always still there. And by simply seeking Him, he presented Himself with open arms, to carry me, guide me and lead me.

  17. Alexis Caillet says:

    ❤️

  18. Katrina Dowdy says:

    I think my favorite verses contained in this reading were Deuteronomy 10:15-16 “15Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. 16Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.” Although this was a message to the Jews, it foreshadows God’s calling of the Gentiles as well. The idea of “circumcising the foreskin of your heart” is a theme that Paul brings up many times in Galatians when he tries to explain that physical circumcision means absolutely nothing unless you are truly serving and loving God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul, and all your strength. To me, this verse is a message to all, not just the Jews, and it is a beautiful display of an Infinite God’s Infinite Love for all of us.

  19. Kaleigh Bradley says:

    We need to remember that Christianity is more that a religion; it’s a relationship. We must know Him and make Him known. We shouldn’t just tell people about Him, but talk about Him like you would your best friend. When you pray, make it a conversation. Even if you don’t think he’ll listen, sit in silence for a few minutes. If you don’t make time to listen, you don’t have time to hear. That’s the best way to make it a relationship is to keep it two sided. This allows you to know Him personally and allow Him to open your eyes to the wonders He’s done in your life and not just hear about ones He did in the Bible.

  20. Luci Rannells says:

    I am so grateful for the incredible gift we all have to know and love Christ for who He truly is.
    God, I thank You for giving us the gift of You. Your love is so fulfilling, and You are more than enough to satisfy us. Lord, I want to search You, I want to work tirelessly to get to know You, I want to know Your attributes and Your heart. I love You so much, Lord, and I want to live to know You for all my life.

  21. Jessica Schuurman says:

    I literally felt such overwhelming love while reading this. Thank you Lord for loving me when I find it hard to accept it. You are a good good father and I could not be more grateful for your choice in my salvation.
    I love you, even though it will never be enough. I cannot wait to live in your constant presence in heaven! JESUS JESUS JESUS

  22. Addi Reineck says:

    Lord I pray that my small ability to understand you never settled. I pray that I spend a lifetime yearning for you and chasing after knowledge about who you are. You are good, help me to understand that the best way I possibly can, Amen!

  23. Hayley Cusick says:

    Thank you God for knowing us and making yourself known ❤️

  24. Sarah Pickering says:

    I am stepping out in faith for the first time and learning to love God. Learning that God has always loved me and that my relationship with him has been as far back as the creation of the earth and sky. God is incredible and UNFATHOMABLE. Gods love is UNSHAKEABLE. I’m starting to feel his presence every day. Amen!!

    1. Pam Haddan says:

      Sarah, I am doing the same thing starting today! I want to follow God completely and learn to trust, have faith and love him.

    2. Pam Haddan says:

      Sarah, I am starting the same path as you have done today. I want a complete relationship with Him. I want to know how to love him and accept his love for me. I have been a Christian for awhile but never truly surrendered to him as I am now. I will be praying for you!

  25. Hilary Blair says:

    I just want to know God more. I understand that it takes steps of faith, letting down your guard and really listening to Him. GOD is a God of love. I hope everyone on here is continuing their relationship with Him.

  26. Jamie L.Racine says:

    Lord, help my small mind grasp the immensity of your power, love and sovereignty. You can not be fit into a box.

  27. Suzanne Barbosa says:

    I yearn to know God. More than an understanding of Hid characteristics but to have that relationship. That is the step I am taking today to start on that path and put the time in to really get to know Him

    1. Abigail Geronimo says:

      That’s so awesome, stay encouraged!

  28. Hannah Acosta says:

    My pastor put it this way: “If we make decisions based on logic, where is the faith? Relying on our own mind to take steps of faith, it’s no longer faith. It’s just simply moving forward with no purpose.”

  29. Courtney Mazurkiewich says:

    I pray to know the father more fully each day. I’m reminded that the word daily is an important way. & He will continue to reveal Himself to me through the word, through people, as He speaks to me. Thankful for a God that wants to be so near. I pray against distractions this morning. I pray my eyes to be on Jesus alone.

  30. Alia Evashkevich says:

    I would hate to serve a God that I could fully understand. That seems so illogical to me. I love that God reveals Himself to us through so many ways and that we will never stop learning about His character, justice, love, and grace.

    1. Éstefani Wimberly says:

      That’s a beautiful way to look at it. Never heard that perspective before

  31. Amanda Ellerbruch says:

    I’ve just moved and started a new life with a new job, and I felt it was time to go back to the basics. As I sat down one morning to pray, it hit me that I have never really thought about WHO God is. This study is absolutely perfect for reminding ourselves who our amazing savior is!

  32. Jan Allman says:

    ❤️

  33. Mary Escoto says:

    Isn’t it wonderful that we can come to know God and yet not know Him at all at the same time and yet love God so much. Truly He is our Creator ❤️

  34. Brittany Elliott says:

    Sometimes we need to be reminded of God’s sovereignty and power in this broken world we live in. ❤️

  35. Amy Spradling says:

    I’m currently doing an apologetics study with my 17 year old son using the book “God’s Crime Scene” by J. Warner Wallace. We just finished the section on cosmology about how God is the only valid explanation for the creation and fine-tuning of our universe and planet. These Bible passages speak to that fact that He is an awesome, all powerful, yet loving and personal God. Thank you God for all that you are! I am truly and joyfully amazed by You!

  36. Viktoria Ramirez says:

    ♥️♥️♥️

  37. Kiera Rogerson says:

    First time I’ve opened my Bible for a while. Starting back at the basics of who God is. Religion and the church have let me down for years. I’m finally healing enough to start again. I’m excited for this study! God is beyond my understanding but I’m going to start this journey into understanding again.

    1. Selina Dryanski says:

      Exactly why I chose this one, too!!

      1. Stephanie Cruz-Santos says:

        Me three !!

    2. Selina Dryanski says:

      Exactly why I chose this one, too!!!

    3. Anna Quinn says:

      I’m in the same place. Getting to know Him again/like I never have before. It’s still hard for me to sit and read the Bible bit this study is helping.

    4. Stephanie Cruz-Santos says:

      Me three !!

  38. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I love this reminder that God is God. That he is on control even when it doesn’t feel like he is. Even in trying times, he knows what he is doing. I also love that he cares about us. He doesn’t have to love us, but he chooses to.

  39. Tam Ferguson says:

    ❤❤❤

  40. Amanda Jaroscak says:

    So humbled that He chooses us! To love and for his purposes. Abba mold us and remove from us anything that comes between us that we may fullfill your purpose for us and do what pleases you! Banish all pride and help us to stay in gratitude!

  41. Bri Burnett says:

    I love this! By these passages I am reminded of God’s awe-striking nature in his mighty, justness, and righteousness and how they are coupled with a deep-personal love for us that is merciful and good. He is both intimidating and approachable, and I am humbled in my finite ability to understand him! God, you are more then I could ever imagine!

  42. Jeanie Scott says:

    Reading Isaiah 40 makes me tremble before our God’s greatness. There is no one like Him. No one can even compare. The main way I understand things it to compare the unknown to the known. When we do that with God, we only gain a glimpse of Him and that glimpse is more than we can fathom!

  43. Jen Sissons says:

    ♥️

  44. Lilly says:

    This is so nice! I am going to read it again and again and again for today! God is undescribable, and we shouldn’t try to understand him, just try to know him.

  45. Leonie O'Connor says:

    Thank you

  46. Taylor Markee says:

    ❤️

  47. Katie Lokey says:

    11He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
    he will gather the lambs in his arms;
    he will carry them in his bosom,
    and gently lead those that are with young.

    Always loved this picture of Christ caring for mothers ❤️

  48. Carree Stewart says:

    To know and be known- it’s what makes this so different than religion. It’s a relationship. And He loves us always no matter what, He loved us first and forever ❤️ beautiful writing- thank you!

    1. Abigail Davis says:

      I totally agree! Relationship not religion! No works are required to be loved by him!

  49. Christine Morales says:

    The light shines in the darkness and the darkness will not overcome it John 1:5!!!

  50. Alex Aud says:

    IF: Carmi women, praying for your time in the Word this week! Even if today’s reading seemed overwhelming, we can trust and ask God to show us more of who He is in time. Don’t feel discouraged; His word is for you.

    What’s your one truth to take away today? Or your one truth to help overcome your false narratives?

    Mine is “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate” Psalm 145:5

    God has revealed His goodness to me over and over, yet I am prone to wander and forget. I want to be a person who remembers who He really is!

    1. Tracy Orr says:

      Love this so much. I love the format of all of this. Thanks so much for sharing. ❤️❤️❤️

    2. Donna KingtonOffutt says:

      My truth from today. God wants us to know him ❤️

  51. Alex Aud says:

    IF: Carmi women, praying for your time in the Word this week! Even if today’s reading seemed overwhelming, we can trust and ask God to show us more of who He is in time. Don’t feel discouraged; His word is for you.

    What’s your one truth to take away today? Or your one truth to help overcome your false narratives?

    Mine is “On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate” Psalm 145:5

    God has revealed His goodness to me over and over, yet I am prone to wander and forget. I want to be a person who remembers who He really is!

  52. Erika Pierce says:

    What a beautiful reminder that our infinite, matchless God pursues us with His infinite, matchless love. ❤️

  53. Courtney says:

    Hi Sarah, the wording there is quite odd so I re-read this passage in a few versions and found the Amplified to be most helpful. It says, “All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being.” John 1:3 AMP

    Also, Makayla, Jesus was not created. God has existed eternally as the Trinity so that means that Jesus too has no beginning or end. This passage in John actually testifies to to Jesus’ eternal existence and deity.
    “In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.” Later, in verse 14 of this chapter Jesus is referred to as the Word becoming flesh to show us the glory of God.

    Hope this helped!

  54. Makayla Wolff says:

    I love how it says God is unsearchable. Because no matter how hard you look for Him, you’ll never be able to obtain God, you can never find him in his wholeness, or know with 100% truth, who exactly he is. We only know God by his book, other people, and then learning how to talk to Him ourselves. He makes Himself known to us through other people, through his creations, through YOU, but we will never be able to search and find all the answers about God. That’s what makes him so amazing! We just need that little faith to know that our Father, who is unimaginable, we’ve NEVER SEEN, we don’t know everything He has planned for us, He completely has our backs and will never fail us and loves us more than any human can. God is pretty amazing!!

  55. Sarah Sheffield says:

    What a great opening to a study, took me back as I felt the largeness Gods presence in the scriptures.

    I was hung up on verbiage in John 1:3 anyone else? I understand the context of John, if you have any suggestions or thoughts I welcome it…

    Jesus and the word have been with God from the very beginning. Everything comes from God apart from himself-He is the creator.
    I get stuck on this part: not one thing was created that has been created.

    1. Makayla Wolff says:

      Hey Sarah, maybe this will help a little bit. So God created all things. He created the heavens, the earths, etc. But before God created all this, he created his first begotten son, Jesus! So through Jesus, Gods first begotten son, he created everything else. So it’s saying the whole universe was created under Jesus’ hand. Hope that helps a little bit. This is something I went over with an elder, and it really helped me

      1. Melonie Nelson says:

        Makayla, I say this with much love: God did not create Jesus. Look back at John 1:1-2. The Word referred to is Jesus. He was with God and is God- one of the divine mysteries of the Trinity.

  56. Deena Maga says:

    This was very deep, and powerful. All at the same time thanks for sharing this.

    1. Sarah Sheffield says:

      ♥️

      1. Deena Maga says:

        Thanks Sarah, God bless!.

  57. Yannie Fu says:

    Thank you God for tending to us as a shepherd lovingly tends to his lambs, even when you are so powerful and good beyond the best comparisons we can think of.

  58. Elyssa Burch says:

    ❤️

  59. Tomiko Boettcher says:

    How comforting it is to know that God is the one in charge instead my sinful self. And even though he is almighty and powerful, he is also our gentle shepherd.

  60. Ava Michaels says:

    We can love God through being obedient to Him, and as we strive to obey his commandments he is working within us to transform us and make us more like Jesus. As we try to walk in obedience never do it alone share with those around you your struggles so they will encourage you in the word of God so that through obedience to God you can bring Him Glory!!!

  61. Rachel Raymer says:

    What a great way to start my day. ♡

  62. karolyna cuesta says:

    Hey Jamie, I definitely think you can bring God all the glory by simply seeking him. He appreciates all that you do. Don’t ever doubt yourself because he knows you’re doing your best even being human.

  63. Heather says:

    “Yet the Lord set His heart in love on.. their offspring.. (me) thank you !! He tenda to us like a shepherd. Yet we are like a micro drop in the bucket- in the big picture He cares deeply for us!

  64. Diana Volpe says:

    I am thankful that his “God-ness” is independent from me. That He is. Despite my wavering understanding and faltering steps.

  65. Jamie Nuckols says:

    How does my limited knowledge and understanding of God bring Him glory? Especially when I’m reminded that I can’t really understand Him anyway! I want to love God well, but sometimes I think I can’t because I’m so completely human!

    1. Ashley Link says:

      Trust that your discipline and devotion to the Word will deepen your relationship. God knows we are human, and he knows we cannot come close to his perfection. He makes himself known to us in unique ways- some very clear and others not so much. Do not be discouraged!

  66. Makenzie Johnson says:

    God you are immeasurably more! I can’t even begin to fathom your greatness! Help me be a preacher of your good news!

  67. Tiffany G says:

    I love how it says, what we know about God is not so we can be an admirer. Also think growing up in the church, I’ve stepped back from the position of worshipping God for the invisible things. I think i just got used to protection and stuff I forgot it was God. The pride in my heart said it was my good or wise choices. I pray this plan puts me back into a position of humility when I see how big He is and how small I am

    1. Sarah Muhar says:

      I dont realy have an answer as sometimes I think the same but hoping through bible study and prayer the Holy spirit will light up what we do

  68. Tynia Coleman says:

    To know Him, to be intimately aquatinted with Him.

  69. Erica Baker says:

    Thankful to be his daughter, despite anything I’ve done not to deserve his love.

  70. Katheryn Nattrass says:

    I’m looking forward to this 14 day study and to do more! I have always believed in God and I went to church as a kid. Now that I am older, my work schedule does not allow for the time to actually attend church on a regular basis. I’m excited for SRT and hoping that my faith will continue to grow as I grow closer to Him. ❤️

  71. Jennifer Akers says:

    Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt? Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star Would choose to light the way for my ever wandering heart?
     
    Not because of who I am
    But because of what You’ve done.
    Not because of what I’ve done
    But because of who You are.

    1. Jennifer Akers says:

      Deut 10:15…He loved us and chose us. The God who is above all creation chose us.

  72. Ana Lisa Johnson says:

    The passage in Isaiah 40 is always mind-boggling. Our God is truly a huge and awesome God. MORE than capable of helping us in our time of need, even though sometimes my problems seem bigger than He is. Oh God, help me to know you more deeply, to see you more clearly, even though I can only see a very dim reflection of you right now!

  73. Erricka Hager says:

    Thank you Lord for continuing to love and care for me. I’m so grateful to be loved by you.

  74. Delisha Gordon-Brown says:

    ♥️

  75. Heather Narraway says:

    God is good all the time. All the time God is good.

    I would like to request prayer for you incredible people.

    About a month ago my fiancé was falsely accused of touching his ex’s daughter. The apparent incident happened 2 years ago when she came over to our place for a sleep over. I was there the entire time, however if has to be investigated. Monday he must go in and do a polygraph. This test determines weather we go to trial or not.

    To say there is fear in our hearts in an understatement. I have faith in Christ and truly believe it will not proceed past Monday. However fear and second guessing was hand in hand.

    We need protection mentally and our hearts.
    We are breaking and we just truly need an army of prayer warriors as we head into Monday.
    The test is at 9 (pacific standard time) it will be about 3 hours long and I will be with him praying the whole time. Please join me in lifting him up to God.

  76. Brittney Boucher says:

    Grateful to know God is everywhere around me, need I only look and he is there.

  77. Annika Schmatjen says:

    How great an invitation we have been given to know our God, love Him, and be loved by Him. Such a beautiful picture.

  78. Jessica Jenkins says:

    ❤️

  79. Elizabeth Laframboise says:

    Hi she reads truth family wish you all a blessed weekend stay in the word and inspire others

  80. Carolyn Hill says:

    Feeling blessed to have this resource. I am excited to come back to our Father and know him more

  81. Edie Walker says:

    I love how much we can learn about the Lord and just about life by just reading His Word.

  82. Angie Parizo says:

    I have struggled so long with the head knowledge but not a heart knowledge. Praying for an open heart to receive the truth of who He is, and that He loves me.

    1. Jamie Nuckols says:

      Me too, thank you for bravely putting words to my heart today!

  83. Rachel Wright says:

    What am I, that He is mindful of me, that He visits me… I hope in God, even yet I will praise, Him, for the help of His countenance!

  84. Stacy Johnston says:

    It’s so hard for me to grasp His love for me, in a personal way, sometimes. I am reminded when one of my children hurts or disappoints me but it doesn’t change that mama bear love for them. Deuteronomy 10:15 is a good illustration of that. Of all the lives that could’ve been created from my parents, He chose me. And He chose you. ❤️

    1. Andrea P says:

      ❤️

  85. Fianca Flores says:

    God bless everyone!

  86. Osha Moseki says:

    I praise u Lord for all things are from u, the creator of all things .

  87. Maiya H says:

    And the darkness could not overcome Him. Wow, what a mighty God we serve. I love the fact that the Creator of the universe chooses me…chooses to love and care for me. And NOTHING nor NO ONE can even stand against Him and what He does.

  88. Remy Razo says:

    This is the first study of the year! Not going to lie, it’s been a while since I’ve picked up my bible. I pushed myself to wake up early enough to spend some alone time with God and his Word before starting my day.

  89. Liv Hebblewhite says:

    Great is He whose the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, He is wonderful…

  90. Stephanie D says:

    I’m so excited to start this study- a little late- because I have been working to accept the mystery of God. And this first week’s attributes appear to highlight this.

  91. Terrisa Stewart says:

    It’s interested to note that we cannot study God but we study His word in order to know Him better. I find it conflicting to be told I cannot study God but through his Word I can get to know Him. To me that seems like I am studying Him, while not in totality of course, but I am studying Him nonetheless.

    1. Claire Jackson says:

      I know it can be so confusing at times! I also struggle with this concept, but the truth is, as we grow with him through reading his word and having a relationship with him, we understand more. Not all, because it’s impossible, but more. The Holy Spirit begins to unfold his majesty to us little by little. And when we get to heaven, we are revealed to his majesty completely !! If you love music, I recommend listen to “touch of heaven” by hillsong. It really encapsulates i think a lot of what your feeling.

  92. Kelly Ledbetter says:

    I love that God knows us so well. He knows every hair on our head. He has brought me to so many challenges so I can share how he brought me THROUGH them all. I am longing to know him better! Prayer request for me and husband as we have started adoption process and it is HARD! so many emotions each day and old ones from long ago come back. But God lead us here and it is HIS plan.

    1. Jenna Matthews says:

      Praying for you guys! As 1 of 4 adopted kids, I just want you to know that I think you’re amazing. Blessings to you both, and the ones in your future. ❤️

    2. Katrina Geurink says:

      Praying for you! We have 4 adopted children. The process is hard. The waiting is harder. Then the learning curve is steep. But God has called you to this and will give you all the love, mercy, joy, endurance that you need. May He greatly bless your family! If you would like to talk, just PM me.

  93. Steph C says:

    Oh, the difference between knowing about God and knowing God! One is an academic study. An intellectual pursuit. The other is a relationship. Imagine. A relationship with the God of the universe! Yet He desires to be known by us. ❤️

    1. Kimberly Pendley says:

      Amen!!!

  94. Malynda 'MJ'Gamble says:

    Deuteronomy vs 15– He chose you. He chose me! How important is that verse. It’s been a daily reminder to me lately because it’s such a gift that He chose me to know His Word and truth. I have The ultimate gift that many will never hear. It’s so important to remember that and spread that gift to everyone you meet thru God’s word. I have struggled all my life with spreading the gospel because of fear of what people will think. I ask for prayer that I will not listen to the enemy and speak Gods truth to further is Kingdom. How desperately I want to hear the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant”.

    1. Linda Svensson says:

      Praying for you, sister! Sharing the gospel is worth it. Often are people more open to listen than you think (it is true even in Sweden) I think if it as an offering. Laying aside something to go and be a part of God’s mission, something huge.
      Join us!

  95. Esther Rogers says:

    “How great is our God, sing with me
    How great is our God, and all will see
    How great, how great is our God
    Age to age He stands
    And time is in His hands
    Beginning and the end
    The Godhead Three in One
    Father Spirit Son
    The Lion and the Lamb
    The Lion and the Lamb
    How great is our God, sing with me
    How great is our God, and all will see
    How great, how great is our God”

  96. Teel Kelley says:

    I needed this

  97. Angie says:

    The highest heavens, the earth and everything in it belong to the Lord and yet the Lord has set his heart on us and loves us.

  98. Christina Samper says:

    I loved this quote: “In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome.” God is awe-inspiring and LIVING in the Word!

    1. Jessica Waldren says:

      This was my favorite too! I even wrote it in my gratitude journal as a reminder of his greatness!!

  99. Jamie Dizon says:

    “Your greatness is unsearchable” I love verses that remind me that I can always push deeper in my faith!!

  100. Christina Currano says:

    I really needed this reminder that He is a good God that loves me and wants to know me.

  101. Katie McKinney says:

    Struggling to break the barrier of thinking I know God to truly loving for Him. I feel I’m taking all the right steps and checking all the boxes but pushing through that invisible wall has set me back a few times.
    Needed help getting into the word daily and starting here. Thank you SRT.

    1. Victoria Kleinke says:

      I feel the same way. Praying for both of us to draw closer to Him through this study and by engaging with this amazing community.

      1. Karoll Deaton says:

        I am exactly in that place right now but have not come to a place of peace. I am reading the Bible and attending a bible study but struggling to believe this big God cares about me personally. I know He is good and I know He loves me but how do I transfer that from my head to my heart and begin to live a new life?

  102. Vivian Sexton says:

    What an immense privilege to know the God of gods personally, to learn from Him and not just about Him!

    1. Valerie Spector says:

      My daughter and i have been memorizing Matthew 11:29-31 which says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and LEARN from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” We are born again, but ever since we quit a bible study 7 years ago that we were in for 5 years, we have both felt distant from God. We are planning to rejoin this same bible study in the fall of this year. Can’t wait.

  103. Beth Hinson says:

    He chose me, He chose you, He chose us all knowing our sinfulness and downfalls! Thank you God for being such a loving, merciful God!

  104. Kamaria Moody says:

    He is so many things that our limited vocabulary cannot describe but I love that He longs for us to enter into intimacy with Him instead of gaining more facts & information about Him. In a world where gaining knowledge is celebrated and equates to admiration & power, it’s reassuring to know that that’s not His measuring stick. He wants a genuine relationship. Thanks for the reminder this morning! It keeps me grounded.

  105. Janna Jackson says:

    My view of God is often too small. If not, I would not be so easily bothered when things don’t go as planned. Thankfully I have a God that intimately knows and loves me. ❤️

    1. Kaleigh Clark says:

      Amen! Me too! The world really clogs up my vision sometimes! It’s good to remind yourself just how big he is!

  106. Lori Pulliam says:

    God has brought me on such an amazing journey to know Him. Over the past several months He has demonstrated one attribute at a time. Slowly and lovingly showing me His True character as He knows the limits of my mind and also the apprehension in my heart based on my skewed understanding og a “father” based on my experience with abuse and neglect from my earthly father. This has been one of the most precious times with God in my life. He shows me He is fai9. He is Good. And through this reading He is mighty and powerful. I need not ever be afraid. I dont have to eork and search to know My Lird. He reveals Himself to us.

  107. Patricia Galvan says:

    17For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. 16Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.

  108. Victoria Ratliff says:

    God knows the earth so well and knows humans so well. He knows that we are sinners; yet, still allows us to have a relationship with him. How blessed we are to have a graceful and merciful God.

  109. Nastacia Debrosse says:

    How beautiful! Honestly this is the best thing I’ve read all week ( a part from The Bible lol). How wonderful to be so deeply loved and even adored by He who created us. He even chose us to Love Him and empowers us to love Him how He wants to be loved! Wow!

  110. Ashley Thomas says:

    We are chosen by Him… we are wanted and loved in ways we cannot fathom. He makes all things possible. While we will never understand him, we can know him!

  111. Ashley Thomas says:

    We are chosen by Him… we are wanted, we are loved. While we can never understand Him, we can

  112. Krystyn Carey says:

    One generation will tell another…

  113. Peggy Larmore says:

    God is good, all the time God is good. Thank you God for loving me., Amen.

  114. Gina Snow says:

    So excited for this study!

  115. Bekki says:

    I was talking to a friend at church yesterday about out Brexit fears and uncertainties. I had lost hope in our country’s leaders to do the right thing and to fix the whole sorry mess. It feels horrible to be without hope. And yet I still have faith in a sovereign Lord to whom “the nations are a drop in a bucket” a God who “sits enthroned above the circle of the earth” a God who “bring princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.”

    “The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth”

    In Him we can have hope when there is no hope. He is our certainty when nothing is certain. When it seems like the government are unable to agree on a plan, we can take comfort that he has a plan for each one of us, and not just any old plan, but one to give us hope and a future.

    1. Geneva Brown says:

      Amen.

    2. Louise K says:

      Amen! Can relate as there is a lot going on in my country too (Sweden).

    3. April Jackson says:

      As here in USA. I can’t even watch the news because I get so frustrated and anxious. Great message for this.

    4. Marisa Hogue says:

      Amen!! Such an important reminder!

  116. Kayla M says:

    16 Therefore, circumcise your heartsg and don’t be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is the God of godsh and Lord of lords,i the great, mighty, and awe-inspiring God, showing no partiality and taking no bribe. This is from deut. 10. What does it mean to circumvise our hearts? Thoughts?

    1. S F says:

      I had the same question. I think it is to do with purity of heart and loyalty to the Lord?

      1. Kaleigh Clark says:

        I believe it is to get rid of the “extra” and purify

      2. Lauren Tunnell says:

        Yes i agree – it means to be set apart. God had the Jews be circumcised to be set apart from the gentiles. Same with us -our hearts are different than unbelievers bc we have been born into Gods family

    2. Courtney Jordan says:

      When the Lord first asked that the Jewish men be circumcised it was a sign that they were belonging to Him so could it be that this is to show that our hearts belong to God?

    3. Emily Speed says:

      Circumcision was an outward sign that the Israelite men belonged to God, that they were obedient and kept the covenant. I think obedience is key, it is how we demonstrate our belief and trust in God. We are able to do God’s will because we have the Spirit to help us. To circumcise our hearts is to choose to be God’s people, to let him be our king. Romans 2:25-29 and Philippians 3:3 are helpful I think.

    4. Kristi L says:

      Kayla, the MSG translation of verse 16 helped me to understand verse what this phrase means. It says, “So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded.” In the Old Testament, Israel was big on outward obedience and rituals, such as circumcision, but their hearts were far from the Lord. This verse seems to emphasize that God desires inward obedience from us more than any religious rituals or signs of outward obedience.

    5. Alysha Dors says:

      I found this article helpful in explaining this concept. https://www.gotquestions.org/circumcision-of-the-heart.html

    6. Rachel Wright says:

      Circumcision was a means of setting apart Hebrew nation apart for Yahwey. It was the sign that they belong to Him. It simply means to set your heart apart as belonging to Yahweh.

  117. Valerie says:

    i’m excited for this series! the design work is beautiful and i cannot wait to learn more about god over the coming days.

    peace and blessings to you all! <3

  118. Linnea Constant says:

    How can anyone read God’s Word with all its intricately written connecting Truth and not believe? And yet, how can I read and believe and not be completely transformed? I am like the person in James who walks away from the mirror and forgets what she looks like. Lord, thank you for choosing to let me know you over and over again. I and my sin are the only obstacles to living in intimacy with You. It’s amazing how my hard heartedness affects my whole life including all my worldly relationships and yet it could all change with my willingness to throw off the sin that so easily entangles and embrace what you have laid out for me to do in order to live in right relationship with You. Forgive me, help me, take my hand and help me to unclench this fist I’ve been making for so long. Open every area of my heart so I can begin to truly know You.

  119. Lisa says:

    Echoing what others have said, I know enough *about* God…..I long to know HIM, and live in His presence.

  120. Sarah D. says:

    God sustains and holds it all together. He has immeasurable more than all we can ask or imagine. Love this community, excited for this new study! Prayer request for me, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can do with my major in college (Zoo & Wildlife Biology) and trying to figure out how I can do a job that I enjoy but also earn a living. I love marine animals and the ocean, so I’ve been thinking more about marine biology related careers. I was even considering transferring to a school that offers it, but I’m not still not sure. I met a girl at my college now who is interested in marine biology too, so I’m going to chat with her and see what she says. Please pray for wisdom and guidance…and that God would show me the path he wants me to go. <3

    1. Taylor MarieMay says:

      Sarah D! Lifting this up ♥️

    2. April Jackson says:

      Prayers

    3. Kayla Bunfill says:

      What an exciting time in life! I believe God will bless you with wisdom and guidance as you seek to follow Him wholeheartedly! Also, remember He May give you a variety of options that you can choose from…not necessarily one thing that is the “right” one.

    4. Robyn White says:

      Praying Sarah!

  121. Lois Wilson says:

    My Word from God today is from Deuteronomy 10:16 “Therefore change your hearts and stop being so stubborn.” If I remember to pray for God to speak to me through His Word before jumping in with both feet and racing through it, He always comes through and I’m happy to receive it – even if His words are harsh- because I feel so blessed to have received them. I know that I’m a stubborn mule, wanting God to go along with my plans instead of me going along with His.

    1. Betty Tang says:

      That verse was so powerful for me – Less of me and more of God..❤️

  122. MC says:

    Sometimes you just need a reminder that it isn’t about the how or the why, but about the WHO. We don’t need the answers to the how or the why, we need to trust in the WHO behind them. Great reminder this morning, and one for me to focus on for the duration of this study.

  123. Karin says:

    This is absolutely essential foundational stuff for my faith walk. These Scriptures remind me who God is, which helps me understand who I am and what my place is. He is the Creator, sovereign and trustworthy and there is nothing I can do to earn His love or to make Him love me more. SO incredibly grateful…What an amazing gift that brings such comfort and peace.

  124. Mari V says:

    We know God because He has chosen to be known. This stood out to me greatly this morning. I am HIS child. He chose me!

  125. Teresa Schrader says:

    ❤️

  126. Leann Marshall says:

    Father- how amazing that You WANT to be known. Take us deeper into heart understanding of Your character that we may be able to share Your love with others.

  127. Sue says:

    It is possible to use these next two weeks to learn ABOUT God and be like the ‘theologians (who have) made many a complicated list of His attributes.’

    However my prayer is that instead I follow the words of the devotional and use this opportunity to go much deeper than that.

    May I use this time to get to KNOW God better.

    May I respond to the invitation to love and be loved by Him.

    And may I, in turn, bring Him glory!

  128. Stephanie S says:

    God of gods, Lord of lords, His greatness is unsearchable, He is mighty, Owner of the earth, Awe-inspiring, Creator, Everlasting, He is good, and He is righteous. He is The Word, He is Life, He is the light of men. He is First, He is Last; He is Alpha and Omega; He is the beginning and He is the end.

    Ladies, we are only on Day 1.

    Lord, I pray that we may not only know more ‘about’ You in the next 20 days but more ‘of’ You. Draw near to us. Meet us right where we are – that we might encounter these attributes in our days and not just on paper. I pray by the end of it we will know you far more than we ever did before we started. Thank you God for doing a new thing.

    Amen.

    1. AnneLyn P says:

      Thank you, Stephanie S. I agree!

  129. Kathy says:

    “Yet the Lord has set His heart on your fathers and loved them. He chose their descendants after them – he chose you out of all the peoples, as it is today.” (v. 15) This verse, ya’ll, absolutely left me breathless. I struggle sometimes with the thought that I’m not enough; I need to be more loving, more talented, more involved, more, more, more. But that is such a lie and the thought that God who is infinite, unfathomable, Creator has chosen me…there are no words. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of knowing You as Your beloved child. I pray that my walk today will bring You honor and glory. Thank You for choosing me.

  130. Churchmouse says:

    He is so majestic, so powerful, so omniscient, so ‘other.’ I’m so grateful that He is. He is not distant, not disinterested, not fickle. I’m so grateful for what He is not. So often I forget though and I mix those up. I make Him smaller and I confine Him. Or I feel too small, less than, before Him. I’m praying that these two weeks of study of the attributes of God will help me form a deeper intimacy with the one true God. I pray that He will reveal Himself in a fresh way so that I see Him in all His glory and in all His graciousness. I’m praying for clearer and unshakeable vision of Who He is so that I will not be fooled into thinking He is anything less.

    1. Sharon W says:

      Thank you for this insight, I too am grateful that He Is❣️

  131. ERB says:

    I love that line.. We can know God because He has chosen to be known. …that’s a LOT said in a tiny sentence!!! Thank You SRT.

    1. Natalie Northcutt says:

      He loves us that much!

      1. Amanda MarieO'Malley says:

        That was my favorite quote from the study today!!! Because it is so true, if God didn’t want to be known, we wouldn’t have known Him at all and still living in stein.

    2. Y K says:

      Yes! That sums it all up. He has allowed us to know Him & invites us into relationship to know Him on a more intimate level.

    3. Jennifer Cummings says:

      Yes! Amen.

  132. Kristen says:

    This reminds me of what I heard yesterday in church. God’s Presence was with them in the wilderness, His Presence was in the Tabernacle, and once a year the one priest enetered the Holy of Holies to make attonement for the sins of the people and his sins, because His Presence was so thick. The pastor was talking about being in God’s Presence. Our only response should be to fall on our face. When Moses came down from being with God, His face shone. The people were afraid. We should be changed after being in His Presence and people should see a difference. Getting back to the Holy of Holies, because of Jesus’ death, the veil was torn. He was saying it was like two giant hands ripping the veil. Now we have access to the throne room of God! How awesome and unfathomable that I, with all my wretchedness would be given this privledge. Only an incredible, loving God would provide a way. Thankful for His Word, promises, and undeserving and matchless love.

  133. Hayley says:

    A lovely reminder of the full picture of the God that we serve. He is awesome, all powerful and majestic, worthy of our worship. But this God is not far away from us, but close, He is Emmanuel, God with us. So good to remember exactly who God is when we worship Him.

  134. LKM says:

    Who he is is a comforting truth today. There is so much darkness but He overcomes and pierces that darkness with pure light, love and goodness. I praise you God for your unfathomable greatness.