My God Is...

In my childhood, while growing up, my mother had several things she repeated for my edification. One of those lessons she wanted me to learn is, “Don’t talk to strangers.” That was good advice back then, and it is useful safety information for today as well. As we walk through our spiritual lives, we need to know that our God does not want to be a stranger to us. In fact, in His Word, there are hundreds of places where He tells us personal information about Himself that as His children we need to know. How many times have you had a problem and didn’t ask God for help just because you felt like you didn’t know Him well? Isn’t it harder to ask a friend that you don’t know very well for his help? Here is another reason for us to be in God’s Word every day so that we can get to know Him better. In this month’s series of blogs, each time we go to the Word we are looking for a truth, or wanting find a character statement that will help us to get to know God better. At the end of each devotion, you will see the statement, “My God is…” with a characteristic about Him. Let’s get in the habit of looking for information about our God from His Word. Let’s get to know Him! Don’t be a stranger to Him.

July 31, 2018

When I can't see God's goodness maybe it's because I'm not fearing and trusting Him.

"Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!"

Psalm 31:19

July 30, 2018

God's words and His works bless the earth.

"Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"

Psalm 107:8

July 29, 2018

Since God is love, shouldn't His children be loving also?

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

1 John 4:16

July 28, 2018

Even when things look bleak, the earth is still full of the goodness of God.

"He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD."

Psalm 33:5

July 27, 2018

Even when things look bleak, the earth is still full of the goodness of God.

"He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD."

Psalm 33:5

July 26, 2018

When we think it's time to get up and go, God may be wanting us to sit down and wait on Him.

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."

Psalm 27:14

July 25, 2018

It is comforting to know that nothing can happen in this world without God's permission.

"The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved."

Psalm 93:1

July 24, 2018

Are you drawing your strength from within yourself, or from God?  We are weak, we need God!

"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."

Psalm 73:26

July 23, 2018

God's child can never be separated from God's love!

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 8:38-39

July 22, 2018

When God forgives us, He never brings up the past against us again, because He is good.

"Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD."

Psalm 25:7