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Remember who God is
Most of our prayers involve asking God who He is, where He is, or for something we need. He loves it when we come to Him with everything and lay it at His feet. He wants to hear our hearts, our honesty, and our questions. He invites us to approach His throne with boldness. But one of the best things we can do in order to remember who we are in Christ is to remember who God is. We can certainly bring all of our stuff to Him, but when we take a moment to stop talking about us, and simply declare who He is, it reminds us that He is who He says He is. In spite of whatever our circumstances may look like, God is unchanging. The God we read about in scripture is the same God we encounter today. We aren't making up claims when we're repeating who He is in the midst of a situation where it seems like He might not be.
God is good. There is no shortage of scripture declaring the goodness of God. The Bible doesn't just speak of the good things He has done, but it calls Him good. In the midst of a situation that seems like He might not be working in our favor, we can confidently declare that He is good. We can trust He is moving on our behalf because that's who He is.
God is generous. Matthew 7:11 compares earthly fathers to our Father in heaven, and in spite of how our earthly father may have treated us, this verse makes it clear that our Father in heaven will pour out much more than our earthly fathers do. When we feel like God might be withholding from us, we can remember and declare that our God is generous.
God is faithful. God cannot behave outside of His own character. That means He must do good because He is good. And He must be faithful because that's who He is. While we try to keep our promise to love and trust Him always, our human nature leads us to wander, to doubt, and to fear at times. Even though we may be unfaithful to Him, God remains faithful to us.
There are countless things we could say about who God is. Pick out any story in scripture and pull out the truth of who He is. He hears. He sees. He parts the waters. He makes a way where there is no way. He resurrects. He heals. He loves. He did it then and He will do it again. It's not because of anything we can do or have done; it's because of who He is - then, now, and forever.
Set aside some time this week to pray and just declare who God is over your situation. You can bring your worries and your questions, but also bring the truth of who He is, and see how it changes how you approach Him.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
God is Good, All the Time
How often do you tell someone how thankful you are for them? It is often much easier to be critical or cynical of people and situations happening around us in the world today. Sometimes we can even feel entitled, like we deserve certain things that we don't have.
Even though things don't always go the way we expect them to in life, God's Word teaches us that there is always something to be grateful for. God has given us everything good that we have even the very breath that we take is a gift from God.
Most importantly, Jesus gave His life for us on the cross so that we might have eternal life with Him. The gift of faith and hope in Jesus should lead us toward gratitude and thankfulness toward God.
The writer of Psalm 107 encourages us to give thanks to God always, because there is never a time when God isn't good towards us. Even in the midst of hard times and difficult seasons of life, God is still good. In fact, Romans 8:28 tells us that God is working behind the scenes to work everything for His good.
The Psalmist also tells us that we should be grateful and give thanks to God because His love endures forever. There will never be a time in your life that God doesn't love you.
Even when we make mistakes, the love of In Romans 8:38-39, Paul says that there is nothing that can separate us from God's love. God's love and goodness endures forever.
We should seek to be the most grateful people on the planet, because the love of God will never end. So take some time today to tell God what you're grateful for. It may be something simple like sunshine, nature, or a specific person. Creating a daily habit of giving thanks to God is an important step in our spiritual growth.God still continues.
God, I am in awe of Your goodness and Your faithfulness. Sometimes I face hard situations, but I know that regardless of my circumstances, You are good. Thank You for loving me so much that You want to go through challenges with me. I love you, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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