Meditating on the Attributes of God
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, March 01 2004 10:32|
Today, each of us will face troubles of many kinds. Just ask Mel Gibson. Trouble should be our normal expectation. Jesus said, " In this world you will have trouble." (John 16:33).
God is up to things we cannot comprehend. He "gives" us troubles to accomplish His purposes-they are a grace, a gift, the means of His sovereign will. For example, how many more people will see Mel Gibson's movie (and believe) because of the controversy and trouble it has caused him? Without Gibson's troubles The Passion would be a small, eccentric film few ever hear of, much less see.
How do you cope with your troubles? Jesus went on to say, ".but take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33 ). One way we can plug into the "overcoming" of Jesus is to meditate on His attributes. Over the years I have compiled a list of God's attributes, usually when I needed to experience Him that way, so they take on a strong personal meaning to me. Here's my list..
Suggestion: Consider making your own list of God's attributes (or use this one). Put it somewhere handy. I keep mine in my Bible. Pull it out when, because of troubles, you need a reminder of God greatness and goodness. I suspect meditating on Christ is the thing keeping Mel Gibson sane.
For the glory of Christ and no other reason,