The first week of November is in full swing and my goal of finding gratitude through God's Word has brought much grace and thankfulness to my heart this week. It is so true that you usually find what you are looking for. With open eyes and attentive ears, we are more likely to be sensitive and aware.
Reading God's Word while searching for one of His characteristics renewed an awareness of how great He is. I'm hoping to keep a running list of November days to correspond with what I'm so thankful for. Here is this week's list:
1, God is merciful. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Mercy is giving something to someone that they don't deserve. When people come to faith, trust and salvation in Jesus Christ, the punishment for their sins is forgiven, all paid for by Him on the cross. This is God's greatest mercy. Luke 6:36 tells us to ..."Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful." This verse reminds me of God's mercy, but also encourages us who have received that mercy to go and share it.
2. Faithfulness..."The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23. God is always faithful and He reminds us with each sunrise, He is eternally faithful.
3. Greatness. "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.." Psalms 48:1. The heavens declare His greatness, His creation testifies to how great God is. There is no one higher. But, His promise to us is that 'Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.'
4. The Everlasting God. "The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." Isaiah 40:28-29