There are three ways we change and today, Gary talks about incremental change, or sanctification. This is the slow process of change that often takes place in our lives through the difficult and painful experiences. This is a Holy Spirit work in your life that often takes time but makes you into the image of Christ.
1/1000th of your day is 86 seconds.
If you invite God into even a fraction of your day, you could be transformed.
If you’re interested in quick encouragements, then you will enjoy our 86 Seconds videos. Each one is a mini-devotional from Gary Wilkerson as he points out simple but profound truths in scripture that can change the way we approach each day. These reminders of the Word’s power will help you live as salt and light to the world.
Start giving 86 seconds of undivided attention to Jesus today.
Another incredible attribute of God is that he is omnipresent—everywhere at all times. Because he created all things, he is able to be among his creation all the time. Which can be wonderfully comforting; even when you feel alone or hurting, God's presence is there, in the midst of your pain.
Another attribute of God is that he is omniscient; he knows everything about your past, present and future. Because he knows all, he can care for you and use all things for good. Go to the God who knows what you truly need and trust him with your life.
Gary has been studying the attributes of God and this week, he explores God's omnipotence. This word also means all-powerful and when it describes God as all-powerful, it means that all power in the Universe comes from him alone. He is the source and it's a power that is immeasurable.
Acknowledging the judgments of God allow us to know God more fully. And while some believe His wrath and judgments are unkind they are actually a sign of His mercy to save us from evil.
Because God is just he brings judgment on sin, but what about nations? We often want to dismiss God would do such a thing to countries but is it biblical? Gary speaks to this question and reminds us that ultimately, judgment is meant to point us back to God.
Without justice and judgment, sin would go unpunished. It's these attributes of God we tend to shy away from that are essential to punishing evil. We do deserve the wrath of God because of our sin, but God loved us so much that he made a way for atonement. Jesus became the justifier—he bore all our sins and took on the wrath of God for us. What an incredible God we serve!
We often ignore the justice of God while building a view of him that we are personally comfortable with. But it's important to know about his wrath and just nature to fully know our amazing God.
If we're not careful, we will eliminate parts of God we don't like and by doing that, repaint the image of God. One attribute we often ignore is his justice, which defines that he not only does right, but he is right. Justice shouldn't be eliminated from God's attributes; it's his justice that protects and vindicates his people.
Those with a high view of God are worshippers, obedient and seek holiness. Those with a low view of God are wrapped up in the world and wrestle with sin patterns. Wondering where you might fall? To have a low view of God is to pick and choose the attributes of God you prefer, like love and mercy over wrath and judgment. But to have that high view and fully know God—and be transformed—is to accept his fullness and all his attributes.