Who Is God?

July 5, 1997
by Jane McLaren

I just completed peer support training. This is a course to train women to offer support to victims of wife abuse. During one session we drew a tree on the board and then wrote words that described who or what the group was or was feeling . The words reflected many things: hope, knowledge, comfort, courage, strength …

As I watched the words go onto the tree a picture began to form of how we saw ourselves, collectively, as a group. I couldn't help but wonder, if we were to take the same tree and put on it words describing who God is to us, what would those words be and what word drawing would emerge.

Each morning I walk my dogs and spend that time in prayer. As I walked, I thought about the tree we drew in class and I took the time to share with God who He is to me – to draw my own word picture. I found myself using words like: healer, shepherd, all sufficient, best friend, comforter, provider, giver of hope, merciful, loving …

Why not take a piece of paper, right now, and record on it who God is to you. You can place your words anywhere on the paper, or even draw a tree and put your words on it. How do you see God? What do you feel inside when you think about who God is? Then take another minute, or more, and share your thoughts with God and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. He is waiting to share with you more of who He is.

Psalm 71:5 – For Thou are my hope; O Lord God, Thou art my confidence from my youth.
Ephesians 2:12 – For He Himself is our peace.
Isaiah 64:8 – But now, O Lord, Thou art our Father.

Prayer: Lord I stand in awe of You. You are my God, my Saviour, the giver of Life. Lord God, I long to know you better and better all the days of my life. Teach me who you are, God; draw me close to You. I choose to seek Your face even in the midst of the crowds that walk with me and around me every day. I choose to deepen my relationship with You and take the time to know You. Thank you, Father, for loving me. Amen.

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Jane McLaren
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

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