Consider someone you will refer to as being close to you at this moment in time, say a best friend, a close friend or even a spouse.
Now cast your mind back to the very first time you met that person. Is it that same person you knew on the first day that you still know today? Have you seen different sides to that person?
Maybe you’ve seen them deal with loss, sickness, work pressures, how they’ve stood by you in your low moments or how they’ve made different feats since then.
Would you describe such a person with one word?
With God, how has your knowing Him evolved since the day you first met Him? Is He still just ‘God’ to you? Do you have Names you describe Him with when you worship Him or is it just God, God or even Father?
The Psalmist said in 118: 14, “The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.”
Who has God become to you?
In the well known song, ‘Goodness of God’ by #BethelMusic, the lyricist said, ‘I’ve known you as a Father, I’ve known you as a Friend’
Do you know God in one way or in various ways?
When Peter first met Jesus, he told Him to depart from him because he was a sinful man. As their relationship evolved, same Peter when Jesus offered him the opportunity to leave said, “Lord, to whom shall I go?” (John 6:63)
There’s a point of knowing God just as some big concept ‘up there’ who we may never really know or whose standards we will never meet up to, then there’s the humbling and delightful moment when we’ve accepted Christ and one day, as we stand in front of a mirror and stare at ourselves, we can hardly recognise how far we’ve come because it’s no more a God who we can never reach but Christ Himself IN us, the hope of glory! (Colossians 1:27)
Let us examine this relationship we have. Do we see how God has evolved with us or is there barely any difference from that first time and now? There’s a command for each of us in 2 Peter 3:18. In case you miss it, it is GROW!