Selwyn summarises his study of ‘The Character of God’, which he has been been sharing with us over the last two months.
He says there are least three ‘benefits of keeping our gaze continually focused on God.’
The first point is: ‘The more we discover of His love, His holiness, His purity, His trustworthiness, His strength, His patience, the more we want to emulate Him.’, that is, to be like Him.
‘Second, the more we study God, the better we will know ourselves.’
‘Third, the better we come to know God, the clearer will be our perspective on the world.’
In addition, asÂ recorded in Daniel 11:32 (re verses set for reading and meditation) those who know God and fully trust that He is merciful, compassionate, loving, dependableÂ and just – will undertake, with strength and courage,Â the good work HeÂ desires us to do.Â With such an amazing God standing next to us – who could defeat us -Â the only thing which can hold us back is a lack of trust – do you agree? Â Anything elseÂ which stood out for you over the past two months?
I also like today’s prayer: “My Father and my God, with your truth as my compass, and Your Word as my chart, I now embark on this great adventure – getting to know You better. Please guide me day by day, I pray. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Today – is the birthday of the young woman I wrote about in theÂ section ‘A Light Inside’; please pray for her – she is now pregnant but not without a lot of heartache – please pray that this pregnancy goes full-term and results in a wonderful blessing for her and her husband.