Know God

We kicked off a new sermon series, "Connect Four," last Sunday. I love going over the vision of our church. Here at Kingsway our heart is that people would Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference. This Sunday we focused on "Know God" and we heard Megan's story, a story of the redemptive power of God and what unfolds after deciding to follow the Lord.

When I was a kid I was always blown away by the language of the Old Testament used to describe the Lord. God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I would read that and think "Wow, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob must've really known the Lord for God to associate Himself with them!" And they did! Abraham, Isaac and Jacob knew the Lord for themselves and had multiple encounters with God. They all also represent the covenant that God established with His people, the Israelites.

I have known the Lord since I was in high school, and it has no doubt been the best journey ever. Knowing God and depending on Him has not come without difficulty but it has made things better. I remember the point in my life when I knew there was no turning back; I was 20 and in a hospital room. Things weren't looking that great but still I had the breath to praise Him. I had too much of a history with God, too many Ebenezer stones to raise, to look back and abandon the God I loved. Now I haven't gotten everything right since then, but God has never abandoned me, He's always been with me and the sweetest thing is following the guidance of His whisper.

He's a good God, a faithful God. His love truly surpasses all understanding. He shows up. He cares about even the things we may write off as insignificant. He's just and full of grace and mercy. And even when I fall, He calls me back to Himself. His word is alive and true!

I could go on and on but I think Megan got it right when she wrote: "Being human is the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I can love God, I can love my neighbors, and have Jesus figuring it out with me. And that helps."

God helps us figure it all out. 

Who do you know God to be?

by Beatrice Anyanwu
Beatrice was born in Nigeria but has called Pennsauken, NJ home for the majority of her life. She is the oldest of 4 and is currently a college student studying Biology (of all things!). She started attending Kingsway in 2009 with her family and started serving when she was a student in REVO. Beatrice loves books, so when you see her, ask her what she’s currently reading! Although she loves science and the arts, Beatrice has a passion for younger generations coming to know and engage in authentic relationship with Jesus.

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