This post is part of the Write 28 Days Blogging Challenge hosted by Anita Ojeda. Participants choose a category, in which to concentrate throughout the challenge and the host provides a daily writing prompt. You can find me in the Christian Living category of this year’s writing challenge link-up. Be sure to visit other posts while you’re there.
Character: noun, the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual
The word character, just like the word promise, is a noun. It is something real, something we can see in a person. In our case the person of God. Friends, it is because of God’s character that you can be confident in His promises and that the Creator of the Universe does and will continue to deliver on His promises.
What can we say about the character of God?
He is omnipotent (having unlimited power). (Matthew19:26)
He is omnipresent (being all places at the same time). (Proverbs 15:3)
He is omniscient (knows all things). (Psalm 147:5)
He does not change. (James 1:17)
He is good. (1 John 1:5)
He is faithful. (Deuteronomy 7:9)
He is patient. (or long-suffering). (2 Peter 3:9)
He loves you. (John 3:16)
Do you have confidence in God’s ability to deliver on His promises? In His character? Isn’t that something you want to know before you determine the source of your identity? This is where prayer helps.
Ask God to make Himself known to you. Ask Him to help you understand His word and spend time in it. This is His primary way of communicating with us. This is deep stuff (for me anyway), but there are no dumb questions for God. He already knows what you’re thinking anyway, so you may as well go ahead and ask.
Here’s another personalized prayer you can borrow:
Lord, my thoughts are not Your thoughts. I need your help to understand your will in my life. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are your thoughts higher than mine (Isaiah 55:8-9), but I know that you want me to understand your word and I trust that you will reveal to me exactly what you want me to know. Thank you, Lord, for thinking of me today and always (Psalm139:17-18). Fill me with the knowledge of Your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that I may live a worthy life and please You in every way (Colossians 1:9-10). In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I believe the depth of God’s character and love for us is so great that we, as mere humans, cannot fully comprehend it (Isaiah 55:8-9). What we can learn and believe is that He loved us so much that He gave His only Son as a substitutionary sacrifice on the Cross to save you and me (John 3:16), and all those who believe. He did this so that we would all have an opportunity to accept Christ by faith, as our Lord and Savior, and by grace to be forgiven of our sins and spend eternity in heaven with Him.
This Promiser is worthy. You can be confident in Christ and claim your identity in Him.
Spend some time with these few scriptures to learn more about the promises and character of God. The lists I provide in posts are not all-inclusive. I encourage you to spend time in your bible and find more on your own.
Writing about the character of God is big stuff. I’m shaking in boots and praying that this is all Spirit-led and not of myself. I am not a theologian. I’m a “mostly humble” believer on a Christian walk that started in a bible-believing church. There I learned to find truth in the word of God. He is the source.
I make every attempt to confirm what I’m writing with multiple verses or commentaries (I like Matthew Henry), especially for this series on Identity in Christ. I will make mistakes because I’m human, but I’ll admit them and learn from them.
Be patient with me, friends.