“Knowing Who We Are”

“Knowing Who We Are”
July 11, 2012

In order to have a strong personal relationship with God, it is important for us to know who we are as a person to God and what separates us from Him.  In Genesis 1:27-“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”-we see that God created us
in his likeness.  As you read the following scriptures below you see the fall of Adam and Eve that separated them from God; sin.

Genesis 3:1-13 (NIV)

The Fall
1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”  4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? ” 12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me —she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

It is important that we know that God does not ever leave us.  Just like Adam and Eve realized that they were naked and hid, we see that sin has separated and caused us to hide and create distance from God.  Sins are the distractions that can put a strain on having a STRONG personal relationship with God.  How can we deal with these distractions?  Becoming aware of it is first and foremost the best thing when dealing with sin. When we become aware of it we can bring our sins to God and repent; drawing us closer to God.

Something to think about:  Remember that no matter how much we sin, we are created in the likeness of God, and must repent of our sins in order to
eliminate that distance we create with God.  Be Blessed blog readers!!!

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