God wants to help us identify what’s getting in the way of knowing Him more. Specifically, He wants to help us recognize any and all misconceptions we hold about who He is. I love this invitation. Because thinking rightly about God matters—it matters a lot. “The most portentous fact about any man [or any woman],” wrote A.W. Tozer, “is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like.”
Our thoughts about who He is—his personality and character and values, and how He thinks about us and the world—those thoughts define our relationship with Him, because they govern how much life and how much love we can receive from Him. The fewer misconceptions we hold, the more life and love we can receive. So, this is an invitation from God that is too good to pass up.
In the message we just heard, Holy Spirit asked us some questions about how we feel about our lives right now. He asked, “where do you feel limited? Where do you feel held back? Where do you feel your desires are being thwarted? Where do you feel limited in receiving love, or in experiencing play, exploration and adventure? What do you feel I haven’t given you that you need? What resources do you lack? How do you feel held back in what you can do?”
Underneath all these questions there are some larger, deeper questions, questions about who God is: Do you believe He is powerful? Do you believe He cares about you? Do you believe He is good?
Listen to “How You Feel About God.”