In this first of a multi-week study on God, we dive into the different perspectives people can have about God and how it can impact their relationships with Him. It’s best said in thecae quote from Chip Ingram in his book “The Real God” that Pastor Tom shares at the beginning of the message.
“What you think about God shapes your whole relationship with Him. In addition, what you think God thinks about you determines how close you will grow toward Him. Many of us have formed a picture of God from impressions we’ve picked up throughout our life. Consciously, or unconsciously, our families, teachers, friends, and churches have impacted our picture of God. Our culture consistently sends us messages about how we see God as well. All of us have been affected and can carry a distorted image of God.
If we see Him as an impulsive policeman, we’ll always be walking on eggshells. If we see Him as a vengeful judge, we’ll always feel guilty. If we see Him as an apathetic father, we will struggle with believing He loves us. If we think he’s just like us, we’ll be casual about our sin. But are those ideas accurate? What if they’re not true at all? Misperceptions about God can certainly create a barrier in your relationship with Him. And meanwhile, the friendship, love and encouragement you could be sharing with your Heavenly Father are never realized – all because of wrong assumptions about Him.”
Join this study in Job as we explore what your perspective is on God, how He sees you, how He shows His love, and what it means to your life.
Then consider joining us for the remainder of the study on who God is as we continue the series; “I AM”.