Understanding God

Understanding God

You don’t have to understand God in order to love Him. In fact, no one can ever fully understand God. It’s impossible because, as He says, His ways are far above our own. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”1 Forget trying to figure out God! Just accept His love by faith.

Jesus tried to make it simple. He said, “Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”2 What baby or little child understands all about his mother or father, or how he was born, or all about life? Yet he is instinctively attuned to the most profound thing in the world—love. He feels his parents’ love and receives it and responds with love.

The Bible tells us that “God is Spirit”3 and “God is love.”4 He’s the very Spirit of love in your heart. It’s impossible to fully understand God and His love, but it is possible to receive His love and to love Him in return. Making a personal connection with the God of love is so simple that many people can’t believe it. It’s just a matter of asking in faith and receiving.

1. Isaiah 55:9

2. Matthew 18:3

3. John 4:24

4. 1 John 4:8

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David Brandt Berg

David Brandt Berg (1919-1994) was the son of well-known American evangelist Virginia Brandt Berg. In 1968, David and his wife and teenage children pioneered a ministry to the counterculture youth of Huntington Beach, California. This ministry grew into an international Christian missionary movement known today as the Family International (TFI). (Articles by David Brandt Berg used in Activated are adapted.)

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