January 07, 2013

Who Are You Praying To?

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We talked about prayer in Bible Class yesterday and it struck me that I don't really think about who I am praying to like I should. Many of you probably have heard about the formula for prayer called ACTS.

 Adoration
  Confession
    Thanksgiving
   Supplication

In the Adoration section, I praise God for being God, but here is something I learned in class. There are three different aspects of God that I have never considered as a whole.

God is High and Holy. The God who is worthy of our praise. The God who is so Almighty and Worthy, He commands respect and awe. He is Creator. He is above all things and over all things. He is our High King to worship and serve wholeheartedly.

God is Righteous. He is perfect. He is pure. He is white as snow. And being righteous  He can stand as one who judges justly. He is a just God. He is the ultimate God, without blemish, without fault.

God is Love. God is  compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. He cares for us, His children...the pinnacle of His creation. He listens to us. He speaks to us. He gives us a relationship with Him that fulfills us and sustains us in this dark world. His love envelopes us, giving us peace.

May the Holy, Righteous, Loving God surround you with His loving presence, that you may know Him and come to love Him with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. May you be blessed by the Maker of heaven and earth and filled with His Spirit to overflowing.

Go in peace and have a Marvelous Monday!

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    1. Jessica, you are such an awesome encourager!Thanks!

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  2. Chill bumps. It always amazes me that THIS God wants to spend time with me. Little ole me. He wants me to curl up and adore Him, ask of Him, and simply just be me around him.

    Thanks for reminding me once again WHO He really is! :) Have a Marvelous Monday yourself.

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    1. Jessica, you are welcome, friend. You remind me all the time of the greatness of God. You have such inspiration posts. :)

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  3. Like Jesse, it blows my mind that God craves a relationship with me! Great thoughts, Sherrinda. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Lisa, I think that's one of my favorite things about God...He likes me and wants to be with me. :)

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  4. Well, this was just a wonderful read in the middle of my morning. Thank you!!

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    1. Well, Melissa, I'm glad you liked it! I was just sharing what God is teaching me about Himself.

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  5. Wonderful reminder to always check our attitude. ACTS is the perfect formula. It's so humbling to know God loves me so much. Wow. Thanks, Sherrinda!

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    1. Audra, I love the ACTS formula too. It is easy to remember and keeps me on track.

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