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In Awe of God

Now that we have a better understanding of who God is in our lives, I thought it would be nice to do some devotionals on how God sees us.  Let’s take time to explore Psalm 139 this week and find out what God has for us.  Please try to read Psalm 139 every day and find out what God wants to say to you in a personal way.  I pray that you will come to understand the richness of God’s grace and His amazing love for you this week.

If you missed the devotionals from last week on the Names of God, you can find them here:

Many Hats

Jehovah Jireh, My Provider

Jehovah Rapha, My Healer

Jehovah Shalom, My Peace

Let’s take a look at why Psalm 139 was written and tomorrow we will begin our study verse by verse through it!

1.  What is the theme?

The Psalmist is meditating on four of the most incredible attributes of God.  He is taking time to celebrate who God is.  God is all-knowing (Omniscient), God is all-present (Omnipresent), God is all-powerful (Omnipotent), and God is all-holy.

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Wardrobe Plan

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:12-14)

Do you know what an honor it is to be loved by God?  It’s a privilege beyond any this world can offer you.  I pray you are experiencing His love daily, as you read His Word and enjoy His creation all around you.  We must clothe ourselves with five things:  compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Clothe yourself with the fruit of the Holy Spirit!

Clothe yourself with the fruit of the Spirit!

The Greek word for “to clothe” is enduo, which means to sink into, to put on, to wear, or be dressed in.  In the context of this scripture it simply means to sink oneself into the very characteristics of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  The Scripture passage is telling us that we must actually put on these qualities in our lives.  We must let Christ wrap us up with the qualities that are found in this verse.  Our identity in Christ becomes stronger every day, as we live our lives out for God.  We can’t believe that these qualities will simply exist just because we call ourselves Christians.  No, they are a product of being in the Word daily and spending time with God in various ways.

Here is the break down of all five characteristics and how we can apply them to our own lives!  Your daily wardrobe should look a little like this:

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Walking in Worship ~ Part 2

‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘I can see that you are a prophet.  Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.’ (John 4:19-20)

Yesterday, we learned three of the questions the samaritan woman was asking with this statement.  She was asking:  what is worship, how do I worship, and when do I worship?  We were able to explore the answers to these three questions, but one very important question was left behind.  Also, a very meaningful truth was not identified.  So let me take a step back.  I pray you will take the time to examine John 4:1-26 for yourself, as it does contain some beautiful words between Jesus and a woman who learned of His living water.

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