Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the character of God

Have you taken much time lately to sit and think about the character of God?  I did this morning, and once again, I was overwhelmed with how big and how good our God is.

I sat earlier this week thinking about the character of the people I get to interact with.  One man I serve with and am learning from is a man of huge character.  You can tell he loves people and is so genuine in what he is doing.  Another guy comes to mind that we have been struggling with.  He doesn't seem to follow through with anything and is hard to keep going.  I move on to a precious lady that is many years my senior.  When I ask her to help or pray, she is on it.  She calls to check on me or the situation.  Her character is so sharp.

What about you and me?  What will people say about our character?  My prayer is that my word is strong, my follow through is prompt and good, my heart is clean and clear and what I am doing is bringing out the best in others.  I don't desire to be good or to do good, but to genuinely make a difference and point people to God.

None of us can match up to the character of God.  He is perfect.  None are perfect.

God is love.

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

God is light.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."

God is truth.

For you are God, OSovereign Lord. Your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to your servant.

God is forgiving and is redeeming.

I am writing to you who are God's children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.

"Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people.

Here are some devotions / blog post from past days that might give us more insight into the character of God

stand in God's strength, not your own (Sept 2010)

show some compassion (Feb 2010)

Being Generous (Sept 2008)

Our God has character.  What He does and says is ALWAYS descriptive of who He is.  He doesn't change.  When He says He loves us, He loves us.  When He forgives us, we are forgiven.

Taken some time and thank God for the truth of His character!  Lets seek to make our character like the character of God...

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