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Three Persons In One And The Role They Each Play

Last week, a comment was left on my Sunday post about prayer. The comment said that she was confused about who to pray to. Do you pray to God, or do you pray to Jesus? I can understand the confusion, so I wanted to talk about the Holy Trinity this week. Let’s look at the three persons in one and each role they play in the Holy Trinity.

Before I go into that, let me tell you a little bit about me. Hello, I’m Tania Stephens; it’s nice to meet you. I’m married to my husband, Joe, and we’ve been married for 36 years. I have three children, five grandchildren, and a spoiled pooch named Lucy Lu.

I am a wife to Joe. I’m a companion, a confidant, and a partner. We navigate life together, and we’ve had many struggles and many moments of sheer bliss.

I’m a mother to my children and a grandmother to my grandchildren. I’ve been a doctor to my children when they’ve been sick or hurt. Getting cough syrup down a sick child is not easy, but using the choo-choo train method helped when they were young. I’ve also been a teacher and a disciplinarian, although I was better at teaching than I was at discipline. My children and grandchildren have different names for me. Sometimes I am mother which is when they want to get my attention or if they are not pleased with a decision I made. Other times, I am mom, which is probably the name they use the most often. However, when they are wanting something, I become mommy. They know that is the term that pulls my heartstrings the most. The grandbabies call me Nana Tania or NeeNee. The three in Tennessee call me nana, while the two in Virginia call me neenee. Either way, I’m their grandmother, and I answer no matter what they call me.

You know me as Tania, the blogger from 50 Is Not Old. I come to you daily in your inbox with good news that there is a new post on my blog. Each day I try to bring you joy, inspiration, confidence, and I usually use fashion and beauty as my tools. On Sundays, I set that day aside, and fashion and beauty take a back seat so that I can give God the glory for all that He has given me.

Tania the Wife

  • Companion
  • Confidant
  • Partner

Tania the Mother

  • Doctor
  • Teacher
  • Disciplinarian

Tania the Blogger

  • Give God The Glory
  • Fashion
  • Beauty

As you can see, I’m one person, although I have different roles and jobs depending on who knows me.

Now, let’s talk about the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is comprised of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it is difficult for us to comprehend that they are all one, even though they have different names and different roles.

God is the Creator of all things. He created the universe and all living things. God is also our Heavenly Father. The Father is seen as the first person of the Trinity and the source of all that exists. He is the Creator and sustainer of the universe and is often referred to as God the Father. He loves us unconditionally and will never forsake us. He is our Lord. This name reflects God’s sovereignty and His role as the supreme authority over all things. And, He is the Great Physcian and Healer.

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Is this the way you repay the Lord, you foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?

Psalm 103:2-3

Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

Jesus Christ, is seen as the second person of the Trinity and is believed to be both fully human and fully divine. Jesus is the Son of God. God gave us the gift of Jesus to show us a living example of how to live our lives. Jesus is the one who became flesh and lived among humanity, and through his death and resurrection, he offered salvation and redemption to all people. Jesus is our Savior, and through Him, we now have a chance to spend eternity in Heaven. He is The Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus is the only way we can come to know God and live in relationship with Him. His truth is needed so that we may better understand the world and our place in it. Jesus is the source of life, and only through him can we have the possibility of eternal life.

1 John 5:20

20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

John 1:29

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 14:6

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

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is seen as the presence of God in the world, working in the hearts and minds of believers. The Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost is our helper, our advocate, our comforter, and our counselor. Holy Spirit’s role is to provide comfort, guidance, and support to believers and to help them to understand and live according to God’s will. He dwells in us and helps us to grow in our faith and live a life that reflects the love and grace of God.

John 14:26

26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 16:12-15

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Ezekiel 36:26-27

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

God

  • Creator
  • Heavenly Father
  • Great Physician

Jesus

  • Son of God
  • Savior
  • The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Holy Spirit

  • Our Helper
  • Our advocate
  • Our comforter
  • Our counselor

God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are all God. They each have different roles and jobs to play, but they are still God. When we pray to God, invoke the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, as the mediator. Reach out to Holy Spirit throughout your day. He is your best friend, and He will guide you in all that you do.

The Holy Trinity can be hard to understand, and I will be the first to say that I probably don’t have a good grasp of it all. I urge you to do your own research and not to rely on me or any other person for your information.

I hope that my simple breakdown is helpful to you.

To God Goes The Glory!!!

Have A Blessed Day!

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117 Comments

  1. Dear Tania,
    This is a very helpful breakdown of the Trinity! I especially like the Biblical verses you attached to each explanation.
    Great job!
    Thank you for your Sunday encouraging and informative messages.
    God bless you💕

  2. Tania, thank you for this!

  3. Laurie Douglas says:

    Excellent analogies.

  4. Great description of the Holy Trinity! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sandra Ussery says:

    I loved this post! I am so thankful he walks with me daily!

  6. Thank you for that explanation. When I pray – I just put it out there and know that it will be heard.

    1. Thank you for this excellent explanation!

      1. Linda Miller says:

        Thank you for the great analogy!

  7. No one has ever explained it to me that way before; thank you! I just prayed to everyone; now I’m waiting for someone to explain, “The Truth”, that a 5 to 50 year old can grasp. Thank you for sharing!

  8. MaryCarol says:

    You are so awesome.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  9. Thank you for the wonderful post this Sunday morning! Beautifully written!

  10. Great analogy of the Trinity and your rules in life. I’ve not heard it put quite like that but it’s good!

  11. It’s difficult to put an explanation of the Trinity into words, but you did a great job! My favorite post so far.❤️🙏

  12. great explanation!!!!! Hard for our human minds to understand, but I believe it!
    Shar

  13. Debbie Leggett says:

    Amen!!!!
    Great way to explain the Holy Trinity!

  14. Great job explaining Tania. Thank you.

  15. Great post. special way you gave a personal insight to an important subject. thanks

  16. Wonderfully and beautifully said!!

  17. Dear Tania,
    You hit this explanation out of the park!

  18. Sharon Arthurs says:

    Beautiful and so meaningful wonderful way to explain the Three in One. Thank you!

  19. Margaret Sajewski says:

    Thank you Tania for all your inspiration.

  20. Cheryll Sampson says:

    I always look forward to your Sunday devotional. Your explanation is very good concerning the Trinity. Keep up the good work. I love your blogs during the week, also.

  21. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Thanks Tania!!! What a great explanation of the Holy Trinity! To God goes the Glory!❤️

  22. Karen Starnes says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Jacqueline Abell says:

    what a great way to explain it. Thank you Tanya!

  24. Perfectly said, thank you!

  25. I too love your Sunday posts! Great job explaining the 3 parts. I’ve also been told to think of it like an egg. There are 3 distinct parts but it’s all one egg. To God goes the glory. ❤️

  26. Renja Murray says:

    Thank you Tania,
    This is the best explanation I have read of the Trinity. It can be difficult to wrap our understanding and senses around something so wondrous. Enjoy your posts and fashion savvy so very much. Many thanks. To God be the Glory.

  27. Beautiful explanation. 😊 I have a note written inside my Bible to help me remember God thinks, Jesus speaks, and Holy Spirit acts.

  28. Deborah Russell says:

    I respect your beliefs. I believe God, Jesus and the Spirit to be three separate persons. I have a testimony of this! I know my redeemer lives and loves me without any guile. I know I am a child of God. I know I lived in Heaven as a spirit!

  29. Thank you Tania. What a great explanation of a difficult subject. You are exactly right. Pray to them all! Amen!

  30. Donna-Jane says:

    Tania~ thank you! I agree, Sunday posts are quickly becoming my favourite of the week💕🙏 this brought clarity for me as well.

  31. Wonderful explanation of the Holy Trinity Tania. It was very challenging for me to understand the Holy Trinity but you explained it simply. Thank you for all the work to answer my question. I will save this post to read again it was very informative .
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Rita

  32. Sharon J. says:

    One of the best explanations I have heard regarding the Trinity. I really enjoy your Sunday posts! 😊

  33. Patricia DeLong says:

    Such a great example/metaphor for the Trinity. So thankful for our sisterhood in Christ! Thank you 💕😊

  34. God works through you! What a great way to spread Gods word through your social media accounts. Your Sunday messages alway provide a great message of Gods love.

  35. Brenda Gentry says:

    Thank you for sharing that. I think it’s a great explanation of a concept that we have a hard time understanding.

  36. Karen Lunde says:

    Thank you Tania. What a wonderful explanation of the Holy Trinity. Thank you for all that you do and share! God Bless!

  37. NATALIE K says:

    So glad to see your belif in God the Father, Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit is the same as mine!!! I’m a born-again believer!! To God goes all the Glory!!!! Amen!! Amen!!

  38. Elizabeth Beaver says:

    Beautiful explanation of the Holy Trinity. Thank you for sharing and for all you do !

  39. Marsha Ebersole says:

    Thank you Tanya. Love the explanation and scripture to follow. Such a great uplifting blog.

    Blessings

    Marsha Ebersole

  40. Jenniffer Groski says:

    This is amazing!! I am going to share this with my youth leaders to help with a future lesson on the Trinity. Thank you for doing such a deep dive into a difficult concept to understand and share your God given knowledge with us. Have an amazing week.
    Jenniffer

  41. Very helpful post today.

    Thank you

  42. Becky Owston says:

    Thank you so much for your post today! I thought you did a wonderful job and have a great understanding of the Holy Trinity. I learned a lot from your description and the parallels you shared about your role in your families lives. Could you please send it to me in an email? I’d like to share with my adult children. I could screen shot each bit but would like it seamless without the ads. Thank you! P.S. I enjoy your fashion trends and have purchased many things you have shared….probably too much! 😊 My imitation Gucci purse arrives tomorrow! 👍🏻

  43. I look forward to your blog everyday, but Sunday’s are always special. Today’s was extra special! 🙏 Thank you for sharing!💕

  44. Good explanation. You are always a breath of fresh air and your styles are beautiful!

  45. That’s the best explanation of the roles of the three parts of the Trinity that I have head in a long time. Very simple and straight forward. By tying in to your roles as wife, mother and blogger it really makes it very clear.

  46. Ginger Hiller says:

    Tania, Your explanation is very helpful because you first explained the different roles that you have along with how your family addresses you in different situations. Even though I have been a child of God the majority of my life, I have struggled with really understanding The Trinity.

  47. Melissa Sergent says:

    Thank you for this post! It truly helped me!

  48. Barbara Ford says:

    Such a great explanation on a concept that is challenging to understanding and even more difficult to explain. I love all your posts, but especially the Sunday ones. (And, by the way, you are the only other person besides my sister whose grandchildren call her NeeNee (her name is Janene).

  49. Good explanation! Thank you for giving thought to the question.

  50. Carmen Turner says:

    I loved this! What a wonderful explanation! ♥️♥️♥️
    I didn’t know this until I heard it one day in church. I think this gives people a much better understanding! Thank you Tania!

  51. Blessed Sunday to you, and others here! Great explanation on Trinity.

    Have a safe and fun time in Miami.

    Thank you for all you do. I enjoy what you share with us.

  52. Roberta S says:

    Thank you for your inspiring Sunday posts.

  53. Vickiy VanBeek says:

    Thank you for your beautiful explanation and reflection. This gave me a new understanding.

  54. Melissa Palmer says:

    Tania, I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful explanation of the Trinity. I am relatively new to learning about the Bible and God and have been so confused by this concept. I had tried to find a good explanation but never did. Finally, I get it! Your description and the example of the various roles you play in your own life really makes sense. I also love the way you set aside Sundays for God and set the fashion stuff aside for that one day each week. Have a wonderful week. (And please know that any more “educational” stuff you post on Sundays will be very appreciated to those of us who are new to all of this!)

  55. Excellent explanation! I enjoy you all the time but especially on Sundays. Thank you.

  56. Sharon Allen says:

    I enjoy reading your blogs and continue to do so, because you include your faith in your work, your life, your foundation and it is refreshing!

    Sharon

  57. Anita Gaulf says:

    Very well explained in a way that even an unbeliever could understand. Thank you for your diligence to bring God the Glory!

  58. connie klappenbach says:

    I always , always enjoy your Sunday post. Today’s was something I needed.

  59. Tania you are such a blessing. This was a wonderful description of the Holy Trinity. Thank you for these Sunday posts. Have a beautiful day!

  60. You are a very good writer! Your explanation of the complex trinity is wonderful and one of the best I have heard, even going to church my entire life. Thank you! I love your Sunday posts!

  61. Kelly Brooks says:

    What a great way to break that down.

  62. Julie Forster says:

    That was really well explained. And I like the you encourage us to study on our own, not just take someone else’s view.
    Good bless you for your ministry and thank you for sharing Him each day.

    Julie

  63. Vickey Vaughan says:

    Amen! That was such a good explanation!

  64. What a wonderful explanation! Love the comparison to wife, mother, and the blogger. This should be very helpful to those who are not yet confident in their faith.

  65. WOW! You explained our Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit so beautifully!! I’m going to keep this post in case, someday, I can help explain it to someone!
    And a request… I absolutely LOVE your hair and the style! Will you PLEASE share how it’s cut and products you use??
    Thank you! Cindy ❤️

  66. Sherry Lacy says:

    Love this! I am going to try to adapt it to teach my first and second graders about the Trinity! Thanks so much! ❤️

  67. Thank you so much for this ! I am just now starting to understand the Holy Spirit and I’ve been a Christian for 55 years ! But, isn’t that what it is all about ? A continual learning of our Heavenly Father and our part He has designed us to be. I appreciate you !

  68. Beautifully written, Tania!

    God Bless and Keep you!

  69. Tania. Love your Sunday posts. They always inspire me and promote reflection. Thank you.

  70. Sally Ramsay says:

    Amen!! To God be the glory now and forever!

  71. Wonderful and understandable post. Thank you also for including scripture to base your comments. The analogy of your roles in life to the Trinity is insightful. I always look forward to your Sunday message.

  72. Julie Shutt says:

    Wow, I can’t Love this enough!!
    The way you broke down You and then broke down The Trinity !!
    Now I know why I Love your Blog so much, You are first a Christian and incorporate that into your Blog.
    Thank You for Sharing Christ.

  73. AMEN!! With all going on in our world these days, I think of this often. It comforts me to see we think a like. Your explanation is in simple terms, along with scripture to back it up!!. God, Our Father loves us. He sent his only Son to show us the way to live. The Spirt, of both, lives within us: to spread HIS love, good will, the way to live and to share all GOD OUR FATHER wants us to be❣️❣️Thank you, Tania…
    I am NaNa to our 6 grandchildren and GIGI to our 2 little great grandsons…🤗

  74. Beautiful! I needed this today. Thank you for being you Tania. 🧡

  75. Thank you so much for this post. I really like your posts and this post is really excellent. Thank you for talking about God and our Savior.

    God’s blessings

  76. Dana Smithmier says:

    It was a hard concept for me for a long time but i had a breakthrough last year! Thank you for sharing this message-i pray it will be helpful to those who need it🙏

  77. Mary Anne Merritt says:

    I love the fact that you put God first in your posts and your life. You are a shiny example for us all!❤️

  78. You broke the trinity down for all to understand using human identities.
    No matter which name we say in prayer, it’s always God.❤️

  79. Thank you for your Sunday lessons. I love starting the day with God’s word. Helps my heart to be open for hearing our preacher on Sunday morning. God Bless you and your family.

  80. Violet L O'Brien says:

    Good morning! Love your explanation. I always read your blog, but especially look forward to the one on Sunday. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and being a woman of God.

  81. Tania, Wonderful explanation of The Holy Trinity. Thank you for this post. What a blessing!

  82. Thanks, Tania! My Grand babies call me Mimi ❤️ They are each such a blessing! Loved your illustration of the Trinity. When thinking of the Trinity, I , sometimes, visualize the movie, “The Shack”. It portrays the roles of The Trinity in a visual form.
    I look forward to your posts and all that you bring to the table. ❤️

  83. Dottie Kinnaman says:

    Perfect start to my day! Thank you for sharing your beliefs and may God bless you!

  84. Lori Lorenzini says:

    Your devotion to God is part of the reason I started following your blog. Thank you for all you do. God bless!

  85. JC Harrison says:

    What a great post! This is how we taught the concept if the Holy Trinity to our kiddos, but it’s still a wonderful reminder for me!! Thank you!

  86. You did a wonderful job explaining in a simple clear manner. Thank you for breaking it down in such a way that explains the role of each in the Trinity.

  87. I often pray dear God please help me to be a good mother, aunt, grandmother, sister, wife, friend. I enjoyed this post thank you.

  88. Tania
    What a magnificent writing for today. My heart was blessed with each sentence.
    My daughter in law and I were just discussing this understanding this week. I’ve forwarded your post to her since you did a far better job!
    Bless you and your family today.

  89. Dawn Harvie says:

    Wonderful devotion!

  90. Stella Gustafson says:

    Loved the way you broke things down to me explain them

  91. Thank you for this post. 💗

  92. Beth Cutler says:

    Wonderful post. Gives some clarity to the mystery of the Trinity. Many thanks.

  93. That was a good explanation. I appreciate you being open about your faith. It gets harder to do that these days. Also I am Nini (pronounced neenee) to my grands 😊

  94. Kimberley Norton says:

    Beautiful Tania. Very well done. Have a blessed day!

  95. Lori Tally says:

    Wow! What a great analogy! I’ve been a Christian many years and the trinity can be complicated and simple all at the same time! Thanks for a perfect explanation!

  96. What a wonderful explanation and analysis!!! Thank you!

  97. Good morning Tania,
    Your message was delivered in such a wonderful and creative way! Thank you so much for sharing. I love your Sunday devotionals.

  98. Lani Carpenter says:

    A great explanation. Love your Sunday messages.

  99. I love your Sunday posts. I’m always up early putting the final touches on my lesson and craft for the Bible class I teach. its a good mind set to start the morning. thank you!

  100. My daughter and I were just talking about this…God is amazing in his confirmations!! Thank you for standing for your faith!

  101. Gail Fickle says:

    Very well described. May our Heavenly Father always be with you 🙏

  102. As you said, the Holy Trinity can be hard to understand, but I like how you explained it here. Have a good Sunday!

    1. Thanks, Janine. I’m glad you enjoyed the explanation.

  103. Connie r. says:

    Never seen it broke down like that. You did an excellent job making it understandable for us. Such a pleasure to read your witness on Sunday and your fun blog everyday.

    1. It made it much easier for me to grasp how someone could be 3 persons.

  104. Wonderful lesson Tania. I wait for every Sunday. You fill my heart with hope

  105. Jill Buchanan says:

    Beautiful explanation…hope you have a blessed day.

    1. Thanks, Jill. The Holy Trinity baffled me until I thought of how I was more than 1 person myself.

  106. I really needed this today. Thank You

  107. Very Good. Thank you for your explanation and God Bless you and your followers. B