Know Thy God

Submitted by RVH on Tue, 05/16/2023 - 17:38
He is God

Genesis 1:1    KJV

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

God’s Word tells us plainly and simply that God created all things. We accept this in faith and can see His majesty and wonders all around us.

However, God has created us with “free will” and the ability to think and make our own decisions about Him. He didn’t create us as robots, but rather wants us to believe and worship Him on our own accord.

Because of this, unfortunately, many don’t believe in God and therefore do not know Christ as their Savior.




When I think about it, it amazes me to realize that there are millions of people in the world who don’t believe in God. 

They are called Atheists and they simply don’t believe that there is a God.

In fact, 7% of the world’s population claims to be atheists. That is somewhere around 600 million people. Think about it. Six hundred million people. Included in this number are around 4% of Americans, who say they are atheists.

Per the Pew Research Center, “atheists may not believe the religious or spiritual teachings, but are nevertheless quite informed about them, being at least as knowledgeable as Christians on Christianity related questions.”

Also, per the Pew Research Center, “atheists are most likely to describe hobbies, travel, leisure, finances, money and family as a primary source of meaning in their lives.”

Then there are those who are agnostic.

Agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve. They believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God. They claim neither faith nor disbelief in God. In other words, they live their life without interest in God and ignoring His signs all around them.

Around 5% of Americans call themselves agnostics.

Now this doesn’t mean that all atheists and agnostics die in their unbelief, as many have had a change of heart, realizing that God is real and accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior.

A prime example is C.S. Lewis, who became a wonderful evangelist for Christ, after years of atheism. Mr. Lewis held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England. He is best known as the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia." However, he also wrote several books defending Christianity, from the perspective of a former atheist. The spiritual books by Mr. Lewis includes "Miracles", "The Problem of Pain" and "Mere Christianity." 

Our prayer is that God will open the eyes of those who choose not to believe in Him. We pray that their minds and hearts will be receptive to the drawing of the Holy Spirit, and their lives changed in an instant.


Be still and know that I am God





Granted, I have never held atheist or agnostic beliefs, so it is hard for me to understand how someone can see all that is around them and simply not believe.

Paul says in Romans, that they are without excuse.


Romans 1:18-20    KJV

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:



Romans 1:18-20   NIV

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.




The heavens declare the glory of God


When I see or think about a newborn baby, I see the hand of God.

When I see the wonders and beauty of God’s landscape, I see Him.

When I look into the heavens, I see God’s handiwork.

When I consider the universe and the fact that there is no known beginning or end, I see God’s design.

When I consider the laws of physics and quantum physics that are so finely tuned, so as to make and keep life possible on earth, I know the architect is God. His creation is orderly and precise. The fact is that God rules the universe by the physical laws that he established which allow for “this life” on earth.

I’ve always held that to believe that the universe and human life JUST HAPPENED with everything working perfectly and finely-tuned, is a bridge much farther than to believe that our Heavenly Father is the architect and designer of all we know, plus what we don’t know.

In fact, the wonders of this life make me realize just how indescribable eternity with God will be.

If someone cannot see or find God, they simply are not looking.


Hebrews 11:3    KJV

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.


The majesty of God


As a final thought, I used to tell folks of a certain political persuasion the following. If scientists almost unanimously find that the earth is warming and climate change is real, then why not err on the side of caution and heed their warning?

Likewise, to all that do not believe in God, I say the same thing. With all the wonders and miracles that you see around you, why not err on the side of caution and believe in God, our creator?  The penalty of erring wrongly, is too great.

Then, repent of your sins and accept Jesus into your life as your Lord and Savior. Your life will be changed dramatically and the wonders of God will become more majestic.


I see God in all things.

I feel God in all things.

I know God is in all things.

God created ALL things.