Our impression of who God is determines how we receive from Him. If we do not believe God heals us, delivers us, and blesses us financially and in every other area of our lives, we will not receive those things from Him. If we think He is an angry God who punishes and judges harshly, we will have a negative impression of Him. Thinking of God in terms of the Old Testament, instead of the New Testament, gives us an incomplete picture of His nature. When we try to apply what He did under the old covenant to the new covenant, we get a wrong idea of what He is really like. Jesus, who perfectly demonstrated mercy, grace, compassion, and forgiveness, was the mirror image of God. Letting Jesus’ nature shape our impression of who God is will dramatically impact our lives.