Hi friends! How’s your week been? I am adjusting to my new weekly travels and students for the spring semester. Getting to know each student takes time. Most students are a little reluctant at first and seem to be more receptive once I share a bit about my personal life. I am always ready to talk about my #1 love but, as you know, this isn’t always allowed in an educational setting. So, very rarely is God the topic of our discussion.
At each location, I meet with students in various locations: janitor’s closet, library, conference room, teacher’s lounge, someone’s office, guided reading closet. . . This week, at one of the locations, we utilized the assistant principal’s office. When entering the room, colorful posters filled the walls and 3D models were carefully displayed on every table like an art exhibit. As the student and I sat down to begin the intervention session, the student asked who the people were on the crafted posters. I replied, “It looks like a class has been studying Greek Mythology.” “Oh yeah, all those gods and goddesses. I’ve read about them,” the student stated. I decided to use this as a teachable genre moment and defined Ancient Greek folklore. After I shared the basic explanation of a myth, the student asked, “So, who is the Real God? Is it Zeus? You know, the true one, the main God?”
Silence. . .Wheels turning. . .Appropriate “educational setting” response or the TRUTH? “No, it is not Zeus. The one true, real god’s name is God and He is not a myth,” I replied. Then out of nowhere, a god poster fell off the wall.
On my way to the next location, I kept hearing the student’s question over and over in my head. “So, who is the Real God?”. How can someone know that they know the true God? Vaguely I could hear Jack Graham, Power Point Ministries, in the background. I turned up the volume. Graham was referencing John 16 as the words in verse 25 caught my attention, “I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father.” The plain truth. Just speak the plain truth of who the Real God is.
God is . . .
|Yahweh, Almighty God||I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty’—but I did not reveal my name, Yahweh, to them. (NLT)||Exodus 6:3|
|Creator||Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. (NIV)||John 1:3|
|Holy One||For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (KJV)||Psalm 16:10|
|All Knowing||for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. (ESV)||1 John 3:20|
|Ever Present||O LORD, You have searched me and known me., For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.||Psalm 139: 1, 13|
|Jehovah||That they may know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth. (NASB)||Psalm 83:18|
God is my everything. He is my Jehovah Jireh. He has never failed me nor left me as stated in Deuteronomy 31:6. May I forever declare Psalm 91:2 so the world will know He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, I will trust in Him always. God’s love and truth is the highest-ranking genre that could ever be taught, studied, or experienced. God is the Real REAL! He stands alone. Nothing else can compare. He is Holy, Holy, Holy! The Almighty Lord is beyond supernatural. God is the ONE and ONLY! And that’s the plain truth.