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Hidden: God Knows Your Story

Hidden: God Knows Your Story

John 1:43-51

When we think about the attributes of God.  We come to know him as all knowing. It is amazing to discover that God knows all about us; the good as well as the not so good; he still loves us. God knows more about us than we know ourselves.  God knows our story. He knows our past, present, and future.  There is nothing about us that God doesn’t know.  We cannot hide anything from Him, nor will he hide who he is from us.  God longs to be in a relationship with us. He sent his one and only son that we may be reconciled with him forever.  Jesus tells us how we can come out of the shadows of our lives into the wonderful lighted path he planned for us.  All we have to do is follow what Jesus asks of us. These simple points will give an insight to God’s plan for us.

  1. God has always initiated a personal relationship with his creation. It started by creating us in his image. (Gen. 1:27)
  2. Jesus makes a point to individually seek those who will serve him. We as believers come to realize that God is not interested in having a religion; He longs for us to be in a relationship with him. He pursue us individually until we surrender to his will. (Jn. 1:43)
  3. Jesus knows where to find those who choose to follow him. Who we are or where when come from has no bearing on why God wants us to do his bidding. (Jn. 1:44)
  4. Once we become followers of Jesus we are to immediately share the good news of the Gospel. Our first step should be to tell those close to us about Jesus. (Jn. 1:45)
  5. The next is to let them come to the realization of who Jesus is. Don’t try to force Christ on anyone. God makes a loving invitation, it is not coerced. (Jn. 1:46)
  6. We must understand that we are in a progressive relationship with God. It starts like this:
    1. Truth leads to belief. (Jn. 1:49)
    2. Belief leads to promises. (Jn. 1:50)
    3. Promises leads to eternal expectations (Jn. 1:51)