Monday, March 12, 2018

ABC's of God

I have been thinking and praying for some time now. One thing that has been on my mind was my blog and how I could continue using it to share the light of Christ with others. So, enter this blog series. I am setting out to do the ABC's of God. Words that go throughout the alphabet describing our Father or verses that we can relate to that particular letter.

So, this week I asked my friends on Facebook what they would use to describe God with the letter "A". There were several wonderful words that everyone contributed. Words that I hadn't even thought of and that's one reason I asked!
Many people said the "A" word that comes to mind is awesome, amazing, adored, and almighty. While all of these are so true and so very wonderful, I picked a few of my favorites to share today with you!

So here are the "A" words to describe God.
He has all authority over everything. 
Job 42: 2 
"I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted"


This means the " highest form of love , charity". There's no greater love than this type of love and there's no greater love than the love the Father has for us. Jesus laid His life down for us. He came from Heaven to become sin for us, He who knew no sin at all. 

John 15:3 " Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends"

God is not some high and lofty king that you can not approach. He is not hidden and He's not sitting far away. He is accessible to you in prayer, daily devotion, and the Word. He is always waiting to listen to you and hear your prayers. You have access to His throne room, His grace, His mercy all because of His son Jesus. When He gave His life on the cross, the veil was torn that kept everyone from entering into the most holy place. He gave us access to approach the throne, to receive grace and forgiveness, and to live eternally with God. We don't have to have someone do it for us. We can come to the Father and He's always there waiting for you. 

Romans 5:2 "through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God."

He's all we ever need. He provides everything we need and listens to the desires of our hearts. He is like a Father with a child, who wants to give good gifts to his children. We must put Him first in our lives and then everything else will follow along. Will there be difficult times? Yes. But God...

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding: In ALL your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

Other Words
Here are a few of the other words suggested: 
Adonai, Abba, and Authentic. 

What words that start with A would you use to describe God? Comment below your favorite "A" word and share your thoughts. What do you think about the ones mentioned? Can you think of more?

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