Some people view God as a sugar daddy. They only go to Him when they are in need of healing, provision, peace, joy, etc. Some view God as a hard God. He sits on His throne laughing at our afflictions.
How we see God affects greatly how we relate to Him. If this be so pivotal, then we ought to search the Scriptures and know Him more and more. Today’s devotional focuses on God being a giver.
These are just few verses:
He gave His one and only Son (John 3:16).
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
He gives eternal life (1 John 5:11).
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
He gives us everything we need (2 Pet 1:3).
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
He gives wisdom (James 1:5).
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
He gives us peace (John 14:27).
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
He gives us healing (Isaiah 53:4-6).
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
In Isaiah 61:1-3 alone, you will see a God who is a giver. He withholds nothing good to us.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
He has come to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has come to bind up the brokenhearted.
He has come to bring freedom.
He has come to give joy.
The God that we are serving is a good, holy and just God. Let us have a right and a biblical view of Him. Let’s see Him the way He is, so we could relate to Him the right way as well. So, how do you see God?