Sunday, May 21, 2017

Glory {Art} 2017 Scripture Challenge #5, Attributes

The Study
Today's study may be a bit short as I have been away almost the entire month between my daughter's college graduation out of town, our 10-day vacation, and now getting ready to help our daughter move out for her new job. Though this may be short, we are going to focus on scripture and who God is. We all need that encouragement for sure! Let's look at the study.

Do you ever have those moments where you look around the world and you wonder "Where is God?" "How can this be happening in our world?" "How can my children be doing these things?" "Why is this happening in my life?" I could go on and on with these questions. We all have them at different times in our lives. You may have several of these questions right now. But today I want to encourage you. Don't get down thinking of all of these questions. Look up to the One who is always:
  • Eternal
  • Ever-present
  • Faithful
  • Good
  • Holy
  • Just
  • Loving
  • Never-changing
  • Sovereign
  • Wise
How can I say that when you are in the midst of tragedy or craziness? Well, I can say it because it comes from God's Word. Let's look at the scriptures.

Psalm 45:6 "Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of Your kingdom."

Psalm 93:2 "Your throne was established long ago; You are from all eternity."

Romans 1:20 "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."

1 Timothy 1:17 "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Psalm 46:7 "The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."

Jeremiah 23:24 "'Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?' declares the Lord. 'Do not I fill heaven and earth?' declares the Lord."

Matthew 28:20b "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Psalm 33:4 "For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does."

1 John 1:9 " If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

Psalm 145:9 "The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made."

Nahum 1:7 "The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him."

Isaiah 6:3 "And they were calling to one another: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.'"

1 Peter 1:15-16 "But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy.'"

Deuteronomy 32:4 "He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He."

Isaiah 30:18 "Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!"

2 Thessalonians 1:5-7 "All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with His powerful angels."

Psalm 100:5 "For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations."

Lamentations 3:22 "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail."

Malachi 3:6a "I the Lord do not change."

Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

Psalm 33:11 "But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations."

Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."

Psalm 92:5 "How great are Your works, Lord, how profound Your thoughts!"

Proverbs 2:6 "For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding."

Which scripture(s) speak to you today? Write it on a notecard. Keep it with you in your wallet. Memorize it. When you ask those questions of doubt, frustration, or sadness, focus on His word because He is always eternal, ever-present, faithful, good, holy, just, loving, never-changing, sovereign, wise, and so much more!

Journaling Prompt
Here are a few journaling prompts for you to choose from:
  • Pick a scripture above and journal what it means to you.
  • What attribute of God is your favorite and why?
  • What attribute of God do you need to cling to today and why?
The Art
For my art today I needed to do something quick so I chose a verse from above to journal about. The verse I chose was Romans 8:28 because it has always been a verse I love and remember so clearly when I first heard it.

Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to join us on the Facebook page where some people will be sharing their creations. To see all of the information regarding this challenge and the previous studies, please see this post here. I hope that you will remember to turn to Him always in good times and bad. He is there waiting and never changes! Blessings,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this post.
God's infinite positive attributes are precisely what we need to focus upon.
I pray that you and your family will be blessed today.
Love and prayers, Jennifer in OH

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