Advent of 2019 has been very confirming and uplifting to me. As I wrote about the Christmas story, Messiah’s long awaited arrival on earth, I was filled with wonder and praise for our Almighty God. Seeing the story anew through the lens of God’s attributes gave me a glimpse into the magnificence and depth of our God. I saw God’s accessibility, grace, omniscience, as a person, His incomprehensibility, invisibility, holiness, as a preserver, merciful, a promise-keeper, righteous, sovereign, perfect, omnipotent, provider, merciful again, glorious, Savior, faithful, just, wise, Father, guide, love and eternal.
For 25 days we have looked into the character of God and reflected on how His character could impact us. God desires that we are accessible to Him and to others. He gives us grace and asks that we show grace to others. God alone is omniscient, incomprehensible, invisible, personal, preserver of all things, righteous, sovereign, perfect, omnipotent, glorious, Savior, promise keeper and the giver of eternal life. He calls us to be holy as He is holy and to wear the righteousness of Christ though faith in Him. Be merciful towards others and lend them helping hands. God wants us to be faithful to Him and to those around us, just in our dealings with others, a giver of wise council, good father’s and mothers, guide others towards Him and to be open to His leading. He wants us to keep our word and follow His Word. God desires that we love Him and love those He has placed in our life as much as we love ourselves.
David reached the following conclusion about God in Psalm 86:10-13.
No pagan god is like you, O Lord.
None can do what you do!
9 All the nations you made
will come and bow before you, Lord;
they will praise your holy name.
10 For you are great and perform wonderful deeds.
You alone are God.
Thank you for joining me this Advent. May you be blessed as you endeavor to live for Jesus and grow more and more life Him each day.