Tuesday, May 31, 2016
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24
God is Spirit. God has many attributes that show his glory and amazing power. There are so many that we often forget to look at what God truly is. He is Spirit. We often overlook the fact that God is a Spirit and that he exists outside of our physical world in the spiritual realm but we need to give glory to God because of this. He is our amazing creator and we should celebrate his unique power and form. In order to properly worship God we must worship Him as a spirit and an almighty being that is beyond our physical world because he is not limited like we are in this world. His power is far beyond our comprehension and in our limited understanding we need to bring complete devotion to Him in everything we do. So we need to bring recognition of God's power through our humble worship of God’s truth and spirit.
Senior Rylee Metzger
Monday, May 30, 2016
“Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and world, even form everlasting to everlasting. Thou art God.” Psalm 90:2
God is Eternal. God has existed before anything else and He will live longer than anything in existence. Since He has always been in existence before anything else, it is obvious that everything that came after Him, He created. Our Creator even created what we call time. This means that God is outside of time and is not bound by any physical laws that apply to us. What we can derive from this is that whenever we need God for anything, He will come to our aid. Wherever we go, He is there. However, this not to say that whenever we want something from God, He will always give to us. God knows our every need and will always fulfill it. It is important to know that God is eternal so that we may understand that we are never alone. From His infinitude stems many attributes. If God was not eternal, He would not be reliable. God is eternal, and indeed the most reliable source in the entire universe. It is comforting to know that our God is eternal and outside of time. Nothing is a surprise to Him. He is always ready to fill our needs and execute His will.
Senior Nathanael Nigg
Sunday, May 29, 2016
“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139:7
God is omnipresent, meaning he is in all places at all times. There is not a single place in the universe where you could escape God’s presence. For some, this fact could be disconcerting. It may make them feel shame or guilt for the sin they’ve privately indulged in. It should, however, be a comfort to everyone. What it means for God to be omnipresent is that we will never have to be alone. In moments of joy there will always be someone to praise and celebrate with. In moments of anger there will always be someone to ask for control and peace. In moments of despair there will always be someone you can find comfort in. God’s omnipresence exemplifies his love for us because even when we are at our worst, He will still be there for us. Even when we feel lost, God will always be by our side. This should not just
comfort us, but be a helpful reminder to us that we need to respect God in all of our actions. We should act as if God is always around...because he is!
Senior Anya Loomis
Saturday, May 28, 2016
“Do not fear, nor be afraid; have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:8
God is the only God. The fact that God is the one and only God is essential to us as Christians. Because he is the one and only God means that we can go to him for everything, and that we do not need any other powers than him. The fact that God is the only God means that he is all powerful, as there are no other beings like him. It also means that he is the only source of creation. The fact that God is the only God is one of the things that makes Christ's death on the cross so special. If there were other gods to turn to then his sacrifice would not be as important. The fact that God is the only God means that our purpose is to serve him and only him, not to serve any other god.
Senior Nick Blaylock
Friday, May 27, 2016
“We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.” James 5:11
God is Merciful. Immediately when we are born, we are born into a world of sin and torment. But the mercy of our Heavenly Father has saved us from an eternity of suffering. Thanks to His son, Jesus Christ, we are given numerous second chances and are constantly being shown mercy by our God that loves us and cares about us. Every day, we do not deserve the mercy and love that God has given us yet He shows us mercy when we sin. It is our duty as Christians to repent for the sins that we have committed and to show God that we must turn away from our filthy paths and look to Him. Only though Christ alone will we be forgiven and we must strive to seek his forgiveness. God is the ultimate judge and He is a merciful one too.
Senior Jesse Willis
Thursday, May 26, 2016
“In whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.” I John 3:20
God is Omniscient. He is all knowing and is fully aware when man sins. God knows our every move and our every thought. He is above all things and we should respect Him and honor Him with what we do. God knows every little thing in and out of us. He knows our past, present, and future. Nothing can be hidden from Him. We always need to remember that God is always watching. The story of Bathsheba and David relates to God’s omniscience. David saw Bathsheba, who was married to Uriah, taking a bath and desired her immediately. He got her pregnant and tried to keep it from God, but the Prophet Nathan wondered how he was going to do that because God is all knowing. David soon realized that God is all knowing. God punished Bathsheba and David by killing their baby. The next time you are in a difficult situation put God first and respect his omniscience.
Senior Kayla Hoskinson
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And my servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.” Isaiah 43:10
God is the Only God. In 1 Kings 18 Elijah asks King Ahab to gather all the people of Israel to Mount Carmel to prove that God is the only God. He makes a request that all the prophets of Baal and Asherah be brought to the Mount and for two bulls to be brought as well. Elijah was going to do a test. He instructed the prophets make an altar and not light it on fire and he would do the same. The prophets of Baal began dancing around the altar, cutting themselves and calling on Baal to answer them, but Baal didn't answer. Elijah began to taunt them because their altar still hadn't been lit. Finally, Elijah made his own altar and instructed the people to pour water on it three times. After the water had be poured, he raised his hands and called out to God. Immediately the fire of the Lord burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and the soil. The people began to cry the Lord he is God. Elijah had proven to the people that God is the only God and he is the only one that we should be giving our worship to. This is significant because there are no other gods out there besides our God who watches over us, takes care of us, listens to us, and leads us in the path of righteousness.
Senior Natasha McClure
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible the only God, be the honor and the glory forever and ever. Amen.” I Timothy 1:17
God is Eternal. He was here before the Earth was created and He will be here when the Earth ends. Sometimes in our lives we lose faith in God when things go wrong. We might even ask God if He is really there or if He has the power to help us. God’s eternal nature produces his ability to see the best possible outcome of every situation past, present, and future. When I get discouraged I remember this verse, and I remember that He is the all-powerful Creator who knows everything that is, everything that was, and everything that is to come. I regain and reinvigorate my faith and my
confidence in Him when I go to read this verse and other verses that portray God’s eternal nature in the Bible. God is eternal, and this attribute of His helps me to remain faithful and to encourage me to persevere through every situation with confidence in the fact that God knows what’s going to happen and that whatever happens will be what is best for me.
Senior Bo Mackay
Monday, May 23, 2016
“And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you.” 2 Peter 3:15
God is patient. Have you ever wondered how God is so patient with us? He isn’t patient with us because we deserve it, but instead God is patient with us because he is patience. This is how God defines himself, this is truly who he is; he is patient. God's patience is necessary for our salvation. 2 Peter 3:9 states “The Lord is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” If God was not patient, we all would be done for, but it is alright because He is patient and since he is patient, we are saved. God is patient with us, so we also can be patient with others. We as Christians should be grateful that God is patient. If God was not patient things would be different and more chaotic. God is very patient considering how we treat him even though he does not deserve to be treated poorly. Thank God for being patient with us.
Senior Hailey Warricks
Sunday, May 22, 2016
“But Thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.” Psalm 86:15
God is immeasurably patient. He does not anger easily, but He overflows with love and forgiveness. He tolerates our ever-sinful behavior and offers us His merciful hand on the road to redemption. God's patience is highly significant to us, because it not only provides us forgiveness from our own sins, but it also guides us in our behavior towards others. Patience does not come easy, and it often takes much time and prayer to master. Patience is vital in order to testify the goodness of our Lord and to imitate such love to others. Just as we have received forgiveness of our sins “seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:22), we ought to be patient with our own transgressors, showing them the same mercy God shows us everyday and forgiving them no matter how much pain they may cause us. We can never wear out God's patience; it is a bottomless well, and our neighbors must be shown this same patience as we are to be like God. His love is so abundant that no matter what we do or say, He never withholds patience, and He continues to be kind and merciful. In Him, because of His patience, we are mercifully saved, graciously found and abundantly loved.
Senior Kate Martin