Thursday, July 13, 2017

Reflecting on the Trinity

This is a guest post by Debbie Andrews

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Today my study led me to really meditate on each part of the Trinity.  While studying each member of the Trinity, a prayer came from my lips to our Heavenly Father.  Sharing my thoughts may help you personalize God, our Creator, Jesus, our Savior and the Holy Spirit, our Counselor.


God – Our Creator


Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Throughout all of the events of creation, the Bible says, “And God saw that it was good.”   Verse 31 says “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.”   

Ever enjoyed a “very good” meal, a “very good” vacation, a “very good” story?  “Very good”, in my opinion, takes on a whole new meaning when I read that “God saw that it was very good.”  If His conclusion was that all he had made was “very good”, then it must be the best of the best.  I want all that I do to be “very good”.

In Genesis 2:1 we read “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.”  As I thought about “vast array” many mental images came to mind that were beautiful, breath-taking, beyond pretty - - “Very good”.

So here was my prayer after I meditated on God, the Creator.

            “Lord, some things You created may be more colorful, more grandiose, or more impactive to me.  Yet, Father, You created me in such a way that I can see, smell, taste feel, and hear all the beauty You created.  That is such a blessing and I praise You for Your creation.”  Creator, I agree it is “very good”.



Jesus  – Our Savior


Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6 

“ . . . Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners . . .”  I Timothy 1:15

As I think about a savior, words like rescuer, liberator, deliverer come to mind.  Anyone who saves someone from danger rescues us or delivers us.  As Christians, our danger is “sin” and our Savior is Jesus who delivers us from sin and its consequences.  When we accept Him as our Savior (someone who saves us from sin), we are redeemed and reclaimed.

After thinking on this very exciting part of the Trinity, I prayed:

            “Lord, I have been blessed in my life with many heroes who have protected me and saved me from many situations.  As a child, I had loving, caring parents, family and teachers who poured into my life so I would be safe in this world.  As an adult, I have a loving, hard-working husband, grown children and their families, as well as many friends who constantly assist me in everyday challenges where I need protection.  Generally, I’ve lived a safe life.  However, no one can deliver me from sin and its consequences except my Jesus.  Your entire purpose for coming to this world was to save sinners like me.  (I Timothy 1:15)   Lord, Peter says that You want me and everyone else to be rescued from the danger of sin.  In 2 Peter 3:9, he says,  “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead, He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  I’m so thankful that You want to be my Savior, my rescuer, my deliverer, my liberator.  Thank you, Jesus!



Holy Spirit – Our Comforter


A very familiar verse is Acts 2:38 where Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

If I have a Creator (God) and a Savior (Jesus) why is the Holy Spirit necessary?  For many years of my Christian life, I did not understand the Holy Spirit.  Jesus said in John 16:7-11, “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away.  Unless I go away the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment; about sin, because people do not believe in me, about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer, and about judgment, because the prince of this world stands condemned.”   In verse 13, he goes on to say, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.”

In scripture, the Holy Spirit is often referred to as Counselor, Spirit of Truth, or Advocate.  Hear my prayer to God about the Holy Spirit:

            “Lord, I have had many experiences in my life where my closest friends, co-workers, and family members have promised to be truthful, yet have led me astray.  And I have often misrepresented things to people I love and care very much about.  Even with good friends and family members, I’m still in need of a perfect advocate and counselor who is always with me and speaks truth to me. So, Lord, thank you that Jesus paid the price for my salvation.  In doing so, he left this earth and is sitting at your right hand.  But when he left, he promised to send me an Advocate, a Counselor, a Comforter who would ALWAYS tell me the truth and lead me into truth.  I love being filled with the Holy Spirit and knowing that in all situations he will guide me where You want me to go.

So, are you like I was?  Do you have an intimate relationship with God, our Creator and Jesus, our Savior, but have shied away from embracing the Holy Spirit?  After reading Robert Morris’ book “The God I Never Knew”, I now have a real friendship with the Holy Spirit and he has changed my life. 


Back to my study on the Trinity, it was wonderful and I ended it with this praise to God in this very simple prayer.

            Thank you, Creator (God) for creating this beautiful world I get to live in.  Thank you for creating me with a thirst for truth and a desire to accept my Savior (Jesus) who rescued me from sin.  And thank you for giving me someone who is my personal Advocate (Holy Spirit) who will never leave me.  I want to be a light to all I meet throughout every single day I’m alive.  Father, prayers with my grandchildren often end with “we love you, God, we love you, Jesus, and we love you, Holy Spirit.  In Jesus name, Amen.”




Debbie Andrews and her husband, Charlie own and operate a quaint hotel in the small town of Wallace, Nebraska. Their 4 children chose wonderful mates who have blessed them with 8 fun grandchildren. Her heart is full of love for the Lord and the family He has given her. Teaching, scrapbooking, canning, and sewing are talents God has given to Debbie to share with others.

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