Who is God? Digging in with Little Pot and uncovering the roots beneath the fruit of the Spirit.

Digging in and uncovering our ideas of God. Who is God?

Who is God? Our beliefs and interpretations can vary greatly. On this website and in our children’s books, we usually refer to Him as “The Potter.” Other literature that shies away from the idea is to refer to Him as “The Universe.” In this thought-provoking Rooted Bible study, we will delve into His multifaceted nature and examine the different perspectives that shape our ideas. As we do, we’ll discover God’s perfect world and how He overcomes the root of sin and death. Beyond mere theology, our perceptions of who is the creator influence whether our lives produce the fruit of the Spirit. Join us on this enlightening journey as we unearth the layers and reveal the ideas shaping our understanding. Prepare to challenge your preconceptions and broaden your spiritual horizons.

Who is God? Digging up roots beneath the fruit of the Spirit
Knowing who God is the root beneath the fruit of the Spirit.

Who is The Little Pot?

Little Pot is you, and you are Little Pot. It is a vessel created by the Potter to grow fruit. You can read its story in The Little Pot. How the Potter produces strawberries through Little Pot mirrors how your creator cultivates the fruit of the Spirit through you. You can receive details about that process by signing up here:

Consequently, we’ve explored this fruit. The fruit of the Spirit is a term used to describe the characteristics that should be evident in the lives of believers. Altogether, the fruit includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Little Pot’s Humus, seed, stem, leaves, and flowers lead to strawberries. Comparatively, the Potter cultivates these qualities through humility, God’s Word, integrity, relationships, and knowledge.

Roots in God. Who is God?

However, we’ve never unearthed the root system that forms inside Little Pot and us. Therefore, we are digging up answers to some difficult questions. Roots are intertwined and hard to break. Likewise, the answers we unearth will be interconnected. Here is a list of the questions we will dig into during this study. I hope you’ll follow each week and leave comments. Additionally, I recommend you get a copy of the workbook, too.

  • Who is God?
  • How does God Speak to me?
  • Where is God Amid Suffering?
  • Who is the enemy?
  • How can I make the Most of my Life?
  • What about making money?
  • How and why should I tell others?
  • Is church important?

The Mysterious God.

“God does not come to us in nicely defined, rationally explained, thought categories. God does not fit Himself into our theological textbooks. God breaks all the rules. He is near, yet transcendent; clothed in human form, yet holy; more terrifying than can be imagined, yet compassionate; invisible, yet revealed; judging, yet merciful; sovereign, yet humble. No matter where you look, God breaks the molds.”

-Skip Moen, Today’s Word

No matter how long we live, we can never fully understand who God is. We could study Him every day of our entire life and still not understand. Our definitions typically come from our parents, culture, church, media, and our own experiences. The problem is that none of these areas fully define Him. Because there is nothing or no one more significant, God must reveal Himself to us. And that requires a relationship. God wants a relationship with us. He has from the very beginning.

dig up roots about God and The world God made tells  us about Him. In the beginning, God...
The world God made can tell us who He is.

The World God Made

Nature allows us to begin understanding who He is. As an author and illustrator, my work reflects my identity. No one else creates material, just like me. I’ve often asked A.I. software to write a blog or paragraph for me, and while it saves me time, I know that it sounds different from my voice. Those who know me can recognize when I have lazily relied on these resources.

The scriptures begin with the four words, “In the Beginning, God…” Before there was anything. Before light, matter, or energy, there was God. Then, we see His power in action as He creates. (Psalm 19:1). All of God’s creation was good. Everything existed in harmony and order. There is a reason why scriptures begin this way: we must know that “In the Beginning, God…” made a perfect world. Here is where He chose to create and place humans.

The Root of Sin and Death

God made humans in His image to be in a relationship with Him. Therefore, they can connect and communicate with Him beyond any other part of His creation. However, relationships require choice. If one person’s choice to love and demonstrate that love does not exist, the association is one-sided. Humans needed a will.

Consequently, God placed one tree in the garden they could not eat from. Genesis 3:1-19 describes how the serpent influenced Adam and Eve. Their sin caused the very first misrepresentation of God. They believed they needed to hide in shame and guilt. Sin’s most significant impact is in our relationship with God. If we stay in our sin and live there, we rob ourselves of a deeper relationship with the one who created us out of love. That is why God made a way for us to be free of sin, shame, and guilt.

Jesus Christ is God's sacrifice that defeated the root of sin and death. Dig up more with Little Pot.
Jesus Christ is God’s sacrifice that defeated the root of sin and death.

Jesus Christ

God lovingly sacrificed an animal to cover Adam and Eve’s sins. He knew that the payment for sin required a blood sacrifice. He instructed people to make sacrifices and remain in a relationship with Him. They had to continue to make the right choice. Eventually, God knew He would need to sacrifice His son, Jesus Christ. At just the right time in History, He came to earth in the form of a man as the final sacrifice and overcome the root of sin and death. He did the work, and now the choice is ours. We can stay in our sin and outside of a relationship with God. Or, we can admit our sins, believe that Jesus died for us, and give our lives back to Him.

Growing Fruit of the Spirit

It sounds simple. However, living in a close relationship with God is a daily battle. That’s why God gives us His Holy Spirit. His Spirit lives inside us and reveals who God is daily. He is building new roots in us.

Ultimately, this root system will be a part of how the Holy Spirit grows His fruit through us. Little Pot discovers that it is a vessel created to be a fruit pot. Little Pot’s fruit-bearing cycle explains more. Add your first name and email below, and we’ll send you the seven steps to growing the fruit of the Spirit. You will also be added to our Fruitful Friday email list so you can continue to … “Learn a lot from Little Pot!”

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Learn how the Potter grows the fruit of the Spirit through you.

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