Have you ever been surprised when your long-standing impressions of a friend were suddenly blown away by an unexpected response? In that moment you saw there was much more to this person than you knew before. Whether what you saw revealed a deeper wisdom, a stronger character trait, or a firmer conviction, you realized there was more to know about this person, and you were curious. So how did you find out more?
Most often we discover his hidden depths by spending time with someone. It is through relationship and building trust that people begin to offer more about themselves, to reveal more of who they really are. But how could we apply this idea to God? How can we know more about God?
Through His Creation
God has thoughtfully and purposefully revealed Himself to us. Psalm 8, Psalm 19, and the first chapter of Romans tell us that God manifested Himself to us through His creation. Any study of the wonders of nature points us to the His creative power, knowledge, and intricate work in design.
Through His Word
God also has revealed His attributes, His power, His nature, and His plan through His Word, the Bible. Within the pages of this amazing book we learn of His love for us and His plan for mankind.
Through His Son
In the Bible we also learn that God showed us Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. In John 14:9 Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” Christ is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature (Hebrews 1: 1-4). We will, therefore, know more of the truth about who God is and what He is like by looking at the life, ministry, and words of His Son, Jesus Christ.
As we observe and marvel at creation and search within the Bible, both Old Testament and New, and as we study the life of Christ, we learn more about this great God who knows us and loves us. But there is another knowledge to be found—the knowledge that comes from experience, from relationship. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 6:14). Jesus is the way to the Father. No one before Jesus revealed God as a Father. He is truth and demonstrated the truth about the Father through His life and ministry. And He is life and offers life with the Father through His death and resurrection. Jesus offers a relationship with God. It is through Christ that we can know God with experiential knowledge.
Do you think there is more to God than what you have supposed? I guarantee there is. Pursue Him. He has promised that those who seek Him will find Him.