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The Christian idea of the Trinity defines God as three divine persons, the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit – “one God in three persons”. The three persons are distinct, yet are one “substance, essence or nature”.

The Trinity is considered by many as a mystery of the Christian faith. According to this doctrine, there is only one God in three persons. Each person is God, whole and entire. They are distinct from one another in their relations of origin. While distinct in their relations with one another, they are one in all else. The whole work of creation and grace is a single operation common to all three divine persons, who at the same time operate according to their unique properties, so that all things are from the Father, through the Son and in the Holy Spirit. The three persons are co-equal, co-eternal and co-exist. Simple really?

Theology

In the Trinitarian view, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit share the one essence, substance or being. The central and crucial affirmation of Christian faith is that there is one savior, God, and one salvation, manifest in Jesus Christ, to which there is access only because of the Holy Spirit.

In Genesis, God says, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” ~ Genesis 1:26–7 (emphasis added)

A Matter of Faith

Like a lot of things in Christianity, believing in the trinity – the three in one is a matter of faith. It doesn’t actually require understanding. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit exist as three in one whether we understand it or not, just as the Earth spins on its axis exactly at the right speed – whether we understand it or not.

The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God. ~ Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

May you this week come to know the nature of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and how you access each and all of the divine nature whenever you need it. May you be content in a God that created you, in Jesus who walks with you, and in the Holy Spirit that comforts you and is closer to you than your own breath.

Three in One

Good things come in threeimage
So some of us believe

If three is part of one
Are we more or less the sum

If water is H2O
Why does it also fall as snow

If fire burns within our soul
How can rivers make us whole

If God is Jesus in human form
Then why does my spirit feel s worn

If three can really come from one
Then I am also the Father’s Son

He is mine and I am His
In my heart He truly lives

My Father, and my Brother
My Spirit like no other

Good things come in three
Some of us believe.

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God the Father is the first person of the Trinity, which also includes his Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. You knew that right?

Christians believe there is one God who exists in three Persons. This mystery of the faith cannot be understood by the human mind but is a key doctrine of Christianity. While the word Trinity does not appear in the Bible, several episodes include the simultaneous appearance of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, such as the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:16-17).

We find many names for God in the Bible. Jesus urged us to think of God as our loving father and went a step further by calling him Abba, an Aramaic word roughly translated as “Daddy,” to show us how intimate our relationship with him is.

God the Father is the perfect example for all earthly fathers. He is holy, just and fair, but his most outstanding quality is love

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8, NIV)

Do you have an intimate relationship with Father God? The Father designed us with the emotional and spiritual capacity to have a loving, personal relationship with Him.

King David knew how to have an intimate relationship with theimage God. Although he was far from perfect, David had learned that only the Father’s love could satisfy his heart’s deepest longings (Ps. 63:3). The king passionately sought God through prayer, repentance, and obedience. From his example, you and I can learn how to enjoy closeness with the Father.

May you this week relearn what it means to have a relationship with Father God. May you be still, know that He is God, and hear from Him this week. May you have a vision of How Father God sees you. Will you share your story?

My Father God

Father God
I’ve seen you before
In your heavenly armour
Standing guard in the doorway
Of my heart as I
Carelessly left it wide open

Father God
I feel your immovable presence
As you block those who would
Seek to rob, kill and destroy
They seek but will not find
As you stride forward and stand
On the bridge of certain doom
For they shall not pass

Father God
Show me your face
That I might see the One
Who protects and defends
My heart – my good heart
I long to see your glory
Like Moses did

Father God
Behind the sealed door of my heart
In your room high in the castle
While you lay down your sword and
Take off your steel plated helmet
I remove my shoes
As I am on holy ground

Father God
You replace your helmet with an old gold crown
And we sit at your table
Heart to heart, soul to soul
A banquet laid before us – just us

Father God
You my great Father, I your true Son
And in that exact moment our eyes meet
In your presence I Am
Transformed in the blink of Your eye
Through a Sacred Exchange
Into the Beautiful Mystery

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