I admit there is so much I don’t understand about you. Please help me wrap my head around the clues from the Bible. When Moses first described you to humans, he said, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one.”Deuteronomy 6:4
Although you are one God (as opposed to the religions of that time that had multiple gods), you are three persons totally united in one being: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. I’ve heard people name this structure of godliness as the Holy Trinity.
From what I’ve read in the Bible, I understand the information in this way: Unlike human families, each member of the Trinity is equal in power and share the same qualities. Each is all powerful, is always present, is all-knowing, and is eternal. But the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit individually have their own personality and identity.
It is a mystery that I don’t fully comprehend. I shouldn’t expect to understand it fully when you are God and I am not. Please correct my limited understanding, my Lord, as I journey through this life looking to you.
Though the years I’ve heard people compare your reality of three persons in one being to different earthly objects. Saint Patrick used the 3 lobed shamrock leaf to illustrate it. Others have compared the children’s state of matter to the Trio of God- Water as a solid=iceberg , water as a liquid=flowing river, and water as a vapor=misty fog. Each form is still water.
Business corporations are often led by a three-fold executive group having the titles of chairman of the board, chief executive officer and chief operational officer.The leadership members each have different roles, but they achieve the business mission working together. I see how these pictures of one in three repeat a pattern, yet they do not adequately describe a Triune God of the Universe.
This human accepts that you are three persons in one eternal entity. But Lord, the most amazing thought to me is that you three perfectly agree on everything. I have never seen three people totally agree in my life.
Human beings primarily focus on differences we have with each other. In fact we enjoy talking about disagreements– husbands versus wives; children versus parents; friends versus acquaintances; workers versus supervisors. Like herds of animals we often only get close to those who look and think like we do. Sadly, human families often use the “differences” between members as justification to break relationships.
But you, God Who Loves Contrasts, reached instead for those who are different to bring into your circle for companionship. Amazing. I have so much I need to learn from you about personal relationships. Perhaps, the fact that three persons could agree with each other 100% of the time about everything alone proves you are God!
Once I was only a member of a human family, but now because God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit united in a plan to expand their family, I am a member of Elohim’s family.
The Holy Father sent his only son to earth to be born and live a human life without doing wrong to begin God’s plan of redemption.
Jesus Christ, the Holy Son gave up his home in heaven to be born to a human woman making him a Son of Man and Son of God. He lived his 33 years without ever committing a sin but was punished by death on a cross. This sacrifice uniquely qualified him to ransom other sinful lives with his spotless life. That way, others condemned to die could live forever with God.
When the Father raised the Son from the tomb of the cross to sit on his right side in heaven, his earthy children missed having God’s presence close. Then the Holy Spirit came to live within the children of God that had believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. God’s presence was again within, around, and whispering encouragement to them. The Spirit lived within their minds and hearts equipping them to live abundantly.
What a compassionate plan you made, my God. But this child of your mercy has so much to learn. As you have done and continue to do so much for me, I don’t want to dishonor you in any way because I am called by Jesus’ last name. Please help me to learn your ways whether I prefer your ways or not. I confess to you that my default setting is to behave in my selfish way and seek my own will for my own personal good. Make me pliable in your in your artistic hands to finally be the complete creation you see in me.
In Genesis 1 the story of how everything began is told. How “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”(v1)
How you created light from darkness by speaking (v2), “And God said,’Let there be light’ and there was light…”
How the Triune God created human beings (v26). “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…'”
My God who created me, like a light prism, would you enhance my natural state? As your light shines through this shell of me, please bend that light by the power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to reflect your qualities in dazzling colors to the surrounding darkness.
All Sufficient God, I can never thank you enough for who you are- holy and completely balanced, just and impartial, loving and compassionate, my providing father, my first-born perfect brother, and my trusted counselor.
I thank you Father God, that you sought me out and loved me. I thank you Lord Jesus for giving your life as a sacrifice to make a way for an imperfect person to belong to the family of the Perfect God.I thank you Holy Spirit for living with me to help me as my personality traits are bent to display my heavenly families’ moral code.
Now, I ask these things for myself and others in the name of our Redeemer, and according to your will. May you, the Great I AM, be glorified for all you are by the glistening reflection of yourself in your child’s eyes.
“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:29-30
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever — the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17
“…To God’s elect… who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood. Grace and peace be yours in abundance.” 1 Peter 1:1-2
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14