Key 1 Realize: We realize we were created to know and enjoy God, as He has revealed Himself in the Bible, and to live for His glory.
In REALIZE, we learn about God, and, more importantly, we come to know Him as God. We realize that He is the Creator and Ruler over everything. We also realize who we are in relation to Him. God reveals Himself to us through His Word. The Bible is inspired by God, literally, breathed out by Him, and describes the very nature and passion of God. God tells us, in His Word, that if we seek Him with our whole heart, He will be found by us. God will reveal Himself to us, if we seek Him with all we are. God also reveals Himself through the things He has made, from the vast galaxies to the smallest atom.
The dictionary defines Realize as: to know and understand something; or to be or become aware of something. So when we REALIZE, in this Key, we are coming to know and understand who God really is. He is not a God of our understanding. He is God and He gives us understanding to begin to comprehend Who He really is. If He did not reveal Himself, we would not be able to know Him.
When we begin to look at the character of God, we realize that God is unchanging. He always stays the same. His truth. His Life. His character. His ways. His purposes. He does not change. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. Unlike mankind who changes his mind, God never changes His sovereign mind. His word stands and will be fulfilled. What He speaks comes into existence.