In his book, “The Knowledge of the Holy,” A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing because we tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.” It seems our lives conform to our gods. If it is not the only true God, we have created our own personal idol. Our lives will be deformed by our personal idol or as Roman 12:2 tells us we can be transformed by the one true God.
Many people make money their god, and become controlled by materialism. Others make sex and lust their god and are controlled by lust and the flesh. Then some make themselves their god and live totally to satisfying their own personal desires. But if you yield to the only true God, you will enjoy a rich life on the earth and look forward to spending a wonderful eternity with Him in heaven.
Think of the marvelous names in the Bible that describe our God. We are told, “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is your name.” (Psalm 8:1) “Glory in His holy name.” (Psalm 105.3) The Bible tells us the Creator, the Lord of hosts, the Everlasting Father, the Light of the World, the Good Shepherd, the Lord of Heaven and Earth, the God of all grace and mercy, the author and finisher of our faith, the Alpha and the Omega, the most high God, our prophet, priest and King, our Savior, our Redeemer, a friend to sinners, our shepherd, the comforter, the great I Am, our refuge, Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God. Just to think of who He is to us lifts our lives, strengthens our faith, builds our confidence and fills us with hope.
Psalm 37:3-4 tells us, “Trust in the Lord and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verify thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” The greatest thing in life is to know and have a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. So it is vital you answer the question, “Who’s your God?”
Dr. David Bouler of Global Faith Ministries, Chattanooga, Tennessee, contributed this column to the Journal Review. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.