Friday, June 03, 2016
“For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6
God is unchangeable; life is predictably unpredictable. Seasons change; cultures change; people change. Sometimes the way people change is heart wrenching. Almost every person you know has broken your heart or cracked the surface or made it bleed. Perhaps he/she has only softened your trust or let you down. God is the only one who can take our great need for love and fulfill it whenever we need it. Numbers 23:19 says, "God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” For it is not simply the unfaithfulness or imperfections of humans that cause humans to fail: it is the human nature to change. If one never stays the same, one is not totally reliable. But the immutability of God communicates something else profound… God does not need to improve or grow. He is infinitely wise, loving, and holy. While we go through the daily process of sanctification to obtain a tinge of Christ-like patience, God’s attributes want nothing. Thus God’s immutability allows us to trust him on a much deeper level! To me, God’s immutability makes me stand in awe of God’s faithfulness in salvation. I never have to doubt that His forgiveness will stay, and that makes me unshakeable in my hope of glory.
Junior Jacina DeZell
Thursday, June 02, 2016
God is patient. Romans 2:4 states, “Or do you think lightly of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?”
Romans makes it clear: we should not be taking God’s patience lightly. I may be young, but even in my short life, I have had to recognize just how great God’s patience towards me truly is. Messing up is one of my top skills, and though I try to act like I rarely make mistakes, God always knows, and this is what makes his patience so incredible. If you have ever gotten mad at someone for messing up, then you know how hard it is to be patient with them and to not lash out at them. For God, it is no problem. I could also only imagine how hard it would be to remain patient with someone if I knew everything they had ever done wrong and just how deserving of punishment it all is. Thankfully, I don’t, and with this in mind, I thank God profusely for remaining patient with me, even though he knows all these things I have done. I am so grateful that our God is a loving and patient God.
Senior Daniel Fetveit
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
“Thus says the Lord, the king of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides me there is no God.’” Isaiah 44:6
God is the only God. This is a true attribute of God because he is the one and only. The many of the other attributes of God also help show that he is the one and only. As stated in Isaiah 44:6, God is the king, redeemer, Lord of hosts, first and last, and beside him there is no other God. This is significant in a person's life because without God a person has no reason to live. Also, God gives people so many reasons to believe and live a good life and this makes it very significant to believe that God is the only God. Attributes like God's omnipresence show that he is the only God.
Senior Elsa Baltz
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