As a father, it is incredibly encouraging to see my children’s faith grow. Sometimes I even wonder if my faith is lacking in comparison their own. If we learn from our children and embrace these qualities in our lives, have faith like a child, we will learn and grow, and will see the kingdom of heaven rise again in our lives.
God loves us and desires a deep relationship with us. His love is infinite and never ending. It is constantly pursuing us even when we resist.
If we accept God’s grace and the relationship it offers, we answer God’s call to place our faith in Jesus Christ alone which enables us to give our hearts over to God.
We must continue to seek God’s grace in our lives. By grace through faith, the Holy Spirit renews our spirit. There will be barriers to our relationship with God. We must trust God to overcome these obstetrical to grace.
Through grace the work of the Holy Spirit is moving us toward perfection in love and truth.
Things may not look good right now, but God promises us His plans are good. He is moving us toward that day when death will be swallowed up, and He will wipe every tear from our eyes (Isaiah 25:8). He has ordained our peace (Isaiah 26:122).
Be encouraged. “…we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose…” (Romans 8:28)
Hebrews 13:8 says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”
Know that no matter what yesterday, today, or tomorrow holds, our LORD GOD is everlasting and has plans for you, plans to prosper you, not harm you. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Often in history people’s names were used to describe their character or even their profession. Even today we sometimes receive nicknames or superlatives; however, these names do not define us.
When people think of God, and who his is they often try to put God in a box that define him.
Some place God in a box defining Him as the Creator who has created the world and now sits back on His thrown watching. There are others who define Him as a God who “grants wishes”. And still others define God and angry and vengeful, who is waiting for an opportunity for punishment.
The problem with this thinking is that it limits God. These boxes are definitions that we have come up with to define God. They don’t come close to describing Gods true character.
So, who is God really?
God described himself as self-sufficient, self-sustaining and powerful over all things. God who was, who is, and who will be. He. Is. infinite!
In Exodus 3:13-14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
HE is the GREAT I AM…
He is THE GOD
God is in control of everything and is sovereign over everything. He Is Who He Is.
We all have situations that try our patients daily, the kids fighting and climbing the walls, being stuck on hold with customer service, painfully slow internet. When times are tough it is even harder to preserver with a good attitude. We can turn to the “Good Book” when we need help getting our minds right.