Learning who God is will make your life less confusing
Understanding who God is can help singles see our own lives more clearly. If we have an inaccurate picture of God, we will make wrong judgments about almost everything.
A lot of downright wrong information is being spread about God nowadays. Much of it comes from the New Age, but some Christians, even preachers, are guilty of lying about God.
Whether you realize it or not, you're taking in data constantly. It accumulates in your mind and if you don't examine it carefully, those so-called "facts" can lead you astray.
The most neglected source of information
All we need to know about our Creator is in the Bible. He freely reveals himself to us, and all we need to do is read it.
We don't read the Bible because we really don't want to know who God is. He's not our top priority. I'm not saying you should spend every second of your free time poring over Scripture, but don't make the excuse that God seems far away and mysterious to you and at the same time refuse to look in the Bible.
I will grant you this: the Bible can be tough reading, if you don't have a study Bible. My personal favorite is the Life Application Study Bible. The footnotes and articles in it open the Bible to the real world. As you apply the verses to your everyday life, you begin to get a true picture of who God is.
The difference between reading a regular Bible and a study Bible is like the difference between watching a movie on a tiny black and white TV or seeing it on a wraparound iMax screen in breathtaking color and sound.
Wrong ideas of who God is
If you read the Bible, you'll get a true, accurate picture of who God is, because the Bible is his Word, his personal love letter to you. New Agers don't want you to believe that, of course, because they want you to buy their mish-mash concoction of God from a dozen different sources, including men's imaginations.
According to him, here's who God is:
Okay, now that we know who God isn't, then who is he? God isn't secretive about himself. He tells us exactly who he is in the Bible. Here are just a few of his truths about himself, from him, not me:
Now what do you do with this?
How do you, as a single person, apply this to your life?
First, realize that God is always pursuing you. He wants you to know him better. He desires a closeness with you that is unlike any relationship you have with anyone else.
Second, as you explore this relationship, you will learn things about both yourself and God. He will reveal your true motivations to you and gently guide you toward holiness.
Third, this spiritual wisdom helps you put everything else into perspective. You begin to measure things by God's standards, not the world's, and not even your own. What used to seem important tends to fade back. You become more discerning. You see more clearly. You cut through the fog and get to the truth.
Those sound like far-fetched claims, but I've experienced them in my own life. It's all about God. It's not about us.
Find out for yourself. Go to the source, the Bible. It will show you the answer to the question of who God is.