This morning while leaning over my bed to snooze my alarm for the third time, I caught a glimpse of The Bible app’s verse of the day. It was a passage from Isaiah 40:28 (NIV) that read, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”
While mulling over the above passage, words and phrases like “everlasting God”, “Creator”, and “his understanding NO ONE can fathom” began to jump off my phone screen and boldly resonate within my heart. The words were a declaration and reminder to me and for us that our God was here from the beginning of time. He knows all things, sees all things, and can do anything. His hand and wisdom stretch to the ends of time, and He does not plan to stop being God now. His time and plans are still being made known to us, around us, and to this world.
While reading the passage from Isaiah, The Holy Spirit would also bring to mind the passage from John 1:1 (NIV), “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The Holy Spirit goes on to reveal in this passage, “God already knows who he is, what he has done, and what he can do. But [through his word] he reveals and shares these things with us too. Not because he does not already know these things about himself, but because He desires for us to know them too.
Let me say that again, God already knows who he is, what he has done, and what he can do. But he desires for us to get to know these things about him too – who he is, what he has done, and what he can do.
When I first started out on this Christian journey, I would pick up my Bible and read it out of obligation. But as I grew more in my relationship with The Lord, his words became more of a revelation than an obligation. His words revealed the song my heart needed to sing, the words my ears needed to hear, and the steadfast truth I needed to contend in a world of faltering viewpoints and opinions about his character and a life in him. A word that reveals things about the relationship between he and I. A word that will reveal things about the relationship between you and him.
In the upcoming days, weeks, and months, my encouragement to you dear sister is to intentionally read the autobiography of God. Discover who he is then and now. Learn how he desires to make himself known to you and your story. See how he desires for you to know his heart and plans for all things. Lean into the stories of his faithfulness, provision, and victory. And watch how he proves he was and still is the Everlasting God, Creator, and like NO ONE else.
Press into what he already knows about himself and what he desires for you to know about him as well.
With only a few more months left in this year, I look forward to seeing what he reveals to us and all the things we begin to learn and know about him too-- what He has already said, done, and will do.