Here is a recap of this week's message. Below are the reasons we established this week for establishing an intimate relationship with God.
1. He is alive forevermore
2. He is omniscience (all knowing) and can guide us to the solutions for any problem we will ever face
3. He is worthy of praise and focusing on Him and praising Him is an act ofspiritual warfare
4. He is the Word incarnate able to produce results in our lives despite the distractions we are confronted with from day to day
One important reason to establish a deep and meaningful relationship with God is simply because of who He is. Psalms 90:2 states that even from everlasting to everlasting you are God! It has been said that it will take all eternity to get to know Him. Think of that for a moment. After our life on earth ends, trillions upon trillions of infinite years that will never end is how long it will take for us to "begin" to know Him! That is how big and vast He is! I do not know anyone that has always existed and will always exist besides God! Even the greatest athlete, political figure, or Hollywood icon has not existed from everlasting to everlasting. And as beautiful, handsome, athletic, or knowledgeable we may think they are I guarantee you it pales in comparison to God's beauty, knowledge, and athleticism! It has been said that He is in a class all by Himself. He is the Almighty One who has no beginning and no end. It is hard for us to grasp this concept since at some point in time we were all conceived, born into this world, and began to exist. It can be even more complicated to grasp the concept of eternal life due to death that entered the world after the curse placed on humanity as a result of Adam's disobedience (Genesis 2:17). Notice I said in some "point in time" we were all conceived. God does not exist in time though but outside of it in eternity. Not only does He exist forever in eternity, but he is continuously ageless there. Old age and death are byproducts of the curse that fell on Adam and his offspring. Since God exists in eternity and has never had a beginning, He has seen every potential type of problem, situation, and circumstance unfold throughout the course of humanity. I believe that is the reason the Bible can confidently declare that there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Consequently, God already has the solution to every problem you will ever face. Before the earth's foundations were even laid, He was aware of the problem that you currently face and knew how to resolve the matter. The solution is in Him. Spend time with Him on today because from everlasting to everlasting He is God!