To have any relationship that is close and like a dear friend, first we must know
the person. We must know all about them, what they like, what they hate, what they love to do, and what really upsets them. A friend is not a friend until we come to know them by talking
to them, and listening
Where will we come to know God? Through the Word of God or the Bible, of course. Read all about Him, especially all about His Son and all that His Son, Jesus said. In the Words Jesus spoke, we learn what the Father thinks.
For Jesus said, in John 8, 28:
So Jesus said (to them), “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me.
29 The one who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to Him.”
Jesus also said that, "If you knew Me, you would know my Father also.”
We must not think of God as a Being that is untouchable—unreachable or invisible. We must not think that He is so distant that He is like a long lost relative or a person who we do not ever think of, or care that they show up. You know, “out of sight—out of mind.”
So who do we say the “I AM” God the Father is and what image can we have of Him that has God alive in our life? Jesus became human so He has a human form and could be touched. What about the Lord God, the Father? He has no human form. But there is there a way that we can actually see him? Well, not the whole of Him, for that is impossible for the human eye. We cannot even see the whole of our self or the microscopic parts of our being. But, we exist, don't we? There we are, that face in the mirror.
Let me try to explain this if that is humanly possible. Because God is everywhere, He states, "I Am with you always!" I was led to think of what is always with us. First and most importantly—all the elements that keep us alive. Oxygen, most importantly. So to me, a physical sign of God’s presence is the air itself. I am not saying the Air is God, but a physical unseen element or part of God’s existence. Like pebbles on a beach or a drop of water is not the ocean or the shore—the ‘elements’ are just part of Who He is, like His DNA maybe? The Bible confirms this in that Jesus breathed on the Apostles and said ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’ God breathed life into the ‘clay’ made man. So air –the elements –all are a part of God’s Being.
In the beginning before there was anything else on that ‘first day’ there was wind blowing over the abyss. Genesis Chapter 1 v 2” and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the water.”
We have been taught that nothing existed before God created it. What I am reading is that air and water existed---the necessary elements of all life! Could water and air then be an essential part of the being of God? Obviously - can we exist without water and air in our bodies?
Throughout the entire Bible, God has been represented by these visual aids—Water, Fire, Wind, and Breath. They are not God in themselves, but a part of the entire Being of God. The elements that are found in air, fire, water, wind, and breath are to be found everywhere. Thus, we can believe—“I Am with you always”—with each breath we take.
Calm yourself, God is with you, in you and through you—and will keep all His promises. God is. If you want to see Him, just look at all He created around you. And, if you want to hug Him, go hug a tree, a pet, a friend, someone you love or even yourself.
Give God a hug!!