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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

God is Spirit, accessible, desirous of relationship

“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:21-24

I have been thinking about the closing sentence in Jesus’ reply for the last month or so, so I chose the passage for tonight.

God is…

  1. Spirit. God is not physical although God retains the ability to manifest Himself physically as when the second member of the Trinity was born as a baby in a humble home. For much of my life I have taken the anthropomorphic (ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman beings) descriptions of God by the biblical too literally. God became for me a distant, all-powerful, authoritarian man. In the last few months I have begun to get rid of my perception of God as male and human. God is Spirit. He is not male or female for God is not a human or animal. God is not in the physical world. God is Spirit, present throughout the physical world but not a physical being. God created the physical and visible out of what is invisible. I apologize for the long thought. The implications of this are sinking in more and more to the deepest recesses of my being.

  2. Accessible. I don’t have to travel over land and sea to access God. I can speak to God right now because He is a spiritual being and so am I. God can hear me right here, right now.

  3. Desirous of relationship. The Father, God, seeks worshipers. People who will worship God truthfully and completely (spiritually). We cannot worship with only our bodies. Carrying our physical bodies to some remote land to stand in an elite temple is not sufficient or desired. No, spirit and truth is what God desires.

In relation to God, I am…

  1. Spirit. God created me as a spiritual being. God breathed into me the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). God has filled me with the Holy Spirit. I have immediate access to God and constant communion with Him. That is really incredible. It’s something I more often forget than remember, and that forgetfulness is something that needs to change. My entire life will change if I only remember that I am literally in-dwelt by God, the most powerful, all-wise Creator of the universe!

  2. Welcome. God welcomes and wants me. Many, many, many people do not want me; but God wants me. He created me the way He wants me. Knowing where I would be today, God specifically chose my mother’s womb to form me. That womb and that childhood would somehow help shape me into all that God wanted me to become. God welcomes me as I grow more and more in His glory. God welcomes me just as I am, just as I was, and just as I will be.

  3. A worshipper. God created me to worship, and I will gladly worship God. I want to fix my eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of my faith (Hebrews 12:2). I sometimes get distracted, but may every fiber of my being know it belongs to God and has the sole purpose of reflecting His perfection.

What strikes you about God’s identity and your resulting identity from these verses? Feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you!

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