A Random Question

I’ve noticed that many people refer to God almost exclusively by one of His three persons. Some speak of the Father, others talk mostly about Jesus, and still others primarily discuss the Holy Spirit.

Why?

 

 

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9 thoughts on “A Random Question

  1. Victoria

    I don’t know if this is correct at all, but I’m just going to explain why I do it. I kinda see them as three different persons honestly. I don’t know if it’s my Mennonite upbringing that did this, and I don’t know that it’s the right way. I think of God as my Father, the creator and the one who is in over all and above all. But I think scriptures would say that Jesus is. I look at him as a Father and relate to him as a daughter. I look at Jesus as a brother and husband. Someone who I can connect with who gets me on an individual human level because he is both human and God. And then the Holy Spirit I look at as someone who empowers me and guides me to know God. So when I pray or talk to them, it’s in a little different aspect and context with each one. Like I said, I don’t know if this is correct or not, I’m just answering your question as to why I do this. It’s good to think about it. What do you have to say about it? I’m interested in hearing it! Love ya sis!

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  2. I didn’t have an agenda when I posted the question. It was one of those questions I was thinking about while I was lying awake at night. 😀 I wonder why people often connect more with one aspect of God than with the two others. Certainly, if we fully understood God we would be equally in love with the three different parts of Him? Would you say that Jesus is most attractive to you of the three? You do include all of the Trinity in your experience of God, though.

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    1. Victoria

      I’m not quite sure how to answer the question of whether Jesus is the most attractive to me. I’m not sure one is more attractive than the other, I just relate or connect a bit differently at times with the different aspects of God. I know before I was saved, I wanted Jesus because I thought he was amazing, but I wanted nothing to do with God as a Father. This was because of past wounds and because I thought he was angry and hateful and causing my abuse that was taking place while I was still in the Mennonite world. But since I’ve had that revelation of his love, which has completely captured my heart, I love relating to him as a daughter. I love being his precious special one. And then I love being Christ’s Beloved and I get so excited when I think of getting married to him! And as for the Holy Spirit….I’m learning. I’ve got a lot of questions and I’ve been through/seen a lot of stuff. I’ve had a lot of people try to stuff things down my throat about him, but I’ve come to the place where I just decided that I’m going to let the Holy Spirit teach me about himself! He knows how! I mean what better person could I ask to teach me about God, than God?! It’s kinda a relief, honestly. And we talked about this more in person at the coffee shop the other day. The good thing about all this, is that it’s a relationship with the Lord. It’s not some manual you have to read and figure out and then follow the code. It’s living and vibrant and it stretches and changes and grows.

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  3. I love the question. I tend to emphasize the Spirit and probably because I embrace the mystery of God. The other descriptions are more personal which is more difficult for me.

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      1. Which, unfortunately, leads to a spiritual powerlessness and directionless religion. My name is Joel and it may not be coincidence that the prophet Joel was quoted in the book of Acts on the day of Pentecost.

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  4. Tamar

    The paths each one takes to God can determine perspective. As a young person, I did not understand everyone’s seeming love-affair with Jesus. He was remote to me for a long time. Christians told me over and over that Jesus was the only way to God, but I came at it the other way around. God wooed me slowly, and through the long pages of the Old Testament prophets. I did not find God through the Gospels. I realized later that I followed the path of God’s slow revelation to the Jews, not the path of evangelical Western Christianity.

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    1. That’s beautiful, Tamar. I’m feeling that I have so much more to discover about God and His ways. Thank you for sharing!

      I remember reading in My Burden is Light by Eugenia Price about her conversion. Eugenia was a writer, and reading the beautiful poetry of the Old Testament prophets was what grabbed her attention and brought her to God.

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  5. Will

    I’d say I relate most to the Father. As to why that is, I’d say it’s a strength/weakness thing. We probably relate naturally with one part of God, and that’s good. Probably fallenness keeps us from relating well to the other two. Probably be worth thinking about and working on.

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