The Attributes of God

A little while ago I was part of a one-day women’s retreat focused on Connections. We talked about connecting to each other, but most importantly, connecting to God. The main speaker was a woman named Lori Borgman, a journalist and author, who reminded us that many times when you see a relationships growing stagnant, you need to remember what connected you to that person at the beginning. She said the same thing is true with God. When you are dry in your faith or feel distant, you need to remember the qualities that pulled you to him in the first place — the attributes of God.

She said, “We can’t know all of God, but we can know the things He has revealed” and directed us to Deuteronomy 29:29 which says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”

For the next 20 Sundays, I want to look at one of God’s attributes by seeing how it is revealed in Scripture, who he is, and how to pray the attributes of God.

I also found this awesome chart (click the image for a larger file) that defines some of those attributes that I’ll be sharing in the next few months.

We’ll start with his communicable attributes, ones he shares with us, then look at his incommunicable attributes and how God is strong while we are human. I’m excited to return to the early seeds that were planted in my faith and see who God is once again!

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