“I will take you as My people, and I will be your God” (Exodus 6:7).
God desires for you to know him! He wants to teach you to recognize his voice above all others. He revealed and manifested himself to his people, the children of Israel, over and over again — through great deliverances and miraculous signs and wonders — and yet they still did not know their God.
“For forty years I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts, and they do not know My ways’” (Psalm 95:10). God was saying, “In all of this you never really let me be God. You still did not know how I work!”
Beloved, God is still looking for a people who will let him be God to them to the point that they truly know him and learn his ways. We are like Israel in that we have witnessed miracles, experienced manifestation of his presence and had our prayers answered. We trust God in most areas of our lives but our faith always has boundaries and limits. There may be one small area that you block off where you don’t really believe God is going to undertake. Your doubt hinders God from being all that he wants to be in your life.
Dear reader, I cannot say whether you really know God as He desires you to. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal that. But let me share with you what God has revealed to me about how I have hindered Him from truly being God in my life: by not resting in his love for me.
It is time for you to rest securely in the love of God! You must stand up and say, "I won't accept the devil's accusations — because I'll never be worthy anyhow. All my worth comes through Jesus! He has cleansed me by His blood."
You see, you can't let Him be God to you unless you let Him love you!
When the enemy comes in like a roaring lion, don't panic — just rest. Say, "God loves me — Jesus loves me. I know and believe in His love!" Let Him be God to you by showing Him you will rest in His love. Accept it — and enjoy it. God is best at being God to you when you allow Him to shower you with His love.