In Part 1 of this Intimacy with God Bible Study Lesson we learnt three most important qualities that our God possesses. He is Approachable, Helpful and Has Pure Motive and Intentions.
During Part 2 of this Intimacy with God Bible Lesson we will continue by discussing some more lovable qualities that you will discover during your intimate relationship with God.
Let's begin by discussing the first quality...
Oh what an awful state we would have been in, if he was not a forgiving God! But he is! We were born sinners. Every day we sin in words, thoughts and deeds, and God hates sin. If we were left in this condition we would be lost without any hope of eternal life.
But God is forgiving! Once we come to ourselves and ask for forgiveness, he promise that he will forgive us and not hold it to our account. Everyday our account is wiped clean when we go to God for forgiveness. What a mighty God we serve!
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness- 1 John 1:9
Every word that comes from the mouth of God is 100% reliable and credible. He is always honest. Every promise he makes is sure. He cannot lie. If the answer is no, then he will tell you no. The same goes if the answer is yes.
Everything that he says about the future, you can be certain that it will come to pass, and if he says that he will do something, be sure that it will be done. He will never deceive us. God is Honest. He can be fully trusted to do what is right at all times. Every word from his mouth is Yeah and Amen.
'In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie,
promised before the world began' - Titus 1:2
'For he shall give his angels charge over thee
to keep thee in all thy ways. 'Psalms 91:11
God protects his own. We are precious to God and he literally has a heavenly host of warring angels to protect his people against danger. He is concerned about our safety so that's why he places a hedge around us so that nothing can harm us.
He sees afar off into the future and makes preparation for when we get there . He is our victor. When he fights our battles he always comes out victorious!
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip 'Psalms 18: 36
God's perfect act of humility was exhibited when a most powerful God, wrapped himself in flesh, and died for a people who hated him. He did this all because he loved us and wanted to give us a second chance.
He went through such pain and suffering just to redeem man back unto himself. He was accused and reviled against, yet he never opened his mouth.
'And being found in fashion as a man he humbled himself
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross: Phillipians 2:8
A King, sat with Publicans and Sinner
( the outcast of society) and ate meals with lowest within society. A perfect example of humility.
'... lo I am with thee alway, even unto the ends of the world 'Matt 28: 20
God cannot forsake his people. He is loyal. He sticks by our side every step of the way and he promise to be there when we call. He promise to be with us alway ( or every where we go) .
In the time of trouble he does not desert us, but he carries us through the storm. We have a promise from him that he will never leave, nor forsake us.'
This is not a trait of God however. This IS God. He is Love. The very essence of Him, Every thought that he has, Everything he does, is done in love. When he sees you, he sees you through the eyes of Love and he can't help but be this way because is LOVE.
'Beloved let us love one another,
for love is of God and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.
He that loveth no
knoweth not God for God is love.
1 John 4: 7-8
Wow! We have discussed alot of lovable qualities within this Intimacy with God Bible Study Lesson. You may be wondering, ' Can I really find all that I need in this one God?' The answer is yes!
If truth is to be told, I have just barely introduced the qualities of God. There is still much more to outline. We will discuss much more within the attributes of God bible lessons. So stay tuned!
During this 'Intimacy with God Bible Study Lesson' we discussed (6) more qualities that you will discover as you draw closer to God.
Are you struggling with any of these areas. In your time of prayer, put this problem before God in faith and watch him work for you.
Remember 'faith without works is dead' so as you pray daily, put it into practice. Soon with the help of the Lord you will be an overcomer.
Lord Jesus I thank you for extending your forgiveness, protection, loyalty, humility , honesty and love towards me. Lord I want to be more like you. As I draw closer to you, teach me how to do the same to others. Teach me how to walk in your humility and love. Amen.
I pray that you have enjoy these Intimacy with God Bible Study Lessons