So often who He is can get distorted when we exert too much of our own personality into our presentation of Him. Our ideas of who God is tends to be influenced by our life experiences. If we were nurtured as children, we see God as a loving Father. If our upbringing was less nurturing, we tend to see Him as critical and demanding of perfection.
The best way to share the true nature of God is to first spend time sitting quietly at his feet — drinking in His character through His word. If we make time to really get to know Him from His very own mouth, then our testimony of who He is and what He has done will be alluring to others. They will desire to hear more about Him. Then our opportunities to share Him become times of nurturing growth in others.
Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak; listen earth, to the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants. For I will proclaim the Lord’s name. Declare the greatness of our God! ~Deuteronomy 32:1-3 (HCSB)
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