Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. Acts 17:22-25
I love how Paul introduced the only living God to the men of Athens. He took their own admission, and turned into a vivid picture of Yahweh, the God who was, who is, and who is to come.
There was a time in our own nation, where most everyone had heard of God. They may not have had personal relationship with Him, but they were aware of Him, respected Him and reverentially feared Him. Today, I’m saddened that so many are unaware of this God we serve. It’s as if He’s faded into the shadows they’ve created by loving this world and all it has to offer.
If you’ve stumbled across this blog and have never been introduced, let me do so now. From before the beginning of time, God, the creator who created you in His image and likeness, did so for the sole purpose of having relationship with you. His desire was for you to carry on, ruling and reigning over evil as He made you to do.
He sent His Son, Jesus, to show you how much the Father loves you and longs to care for you. To show you what unconditional love looks like and how to offer forgiveness to those around you. You only need to believe on Jesus and you will be His. He’s given you His Spirit to live in you and show you the way to live.
Simply ask, “Jesus, I too want relationship with the Father who loves me. I believe You are the Unknown God who wants to make Himself known to me. Forgive me of all my sins. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I may walk in greater wisdom and understanding of Your ways. I give You access to my life so that I may be a reflection of Your love in the earth and learn to be the person You created me to be. It’s in Jesus’ name I ask this. Amen”
Welcome to the Family,