Acrostic. God thank You that You (are)…
How hungry are you to know God? What do you do (practically speaking) to get to know Him better?
One method I’ve often used to move closer to God is to think through His characteristics…using an acrostic. It keeps me focused and it helps me stretch past the normal Biblical words, to a more personal approach.
So, let’s go through the alphabet, letter-by-letter…and name some characteristics about God that we have found to be true in our own experience. I’ll start…
God, thank You that You (are):
Believe in me
Care about me
Devoted to me
Everywhere in my world
Interested in me
Mindful of my pain/disappointments/sadness/hurts
Never unkind or too busy or hurried
Provider of every physical, emotional, spiritual, & financial need I have
Right alongside me every moment in all things
Trustworthy…Your “Word” is “good”
Unwavering in Your pursuing a love relationship with me
Vie for my affections
Want to spend time with me just because I’m me
X-tatic when I spend time with You
Yearn for a deep relationship with me
Zealous in showering me with displays of Your love
There! That’s my acrostic! Now it’s your turn!
Let me know what you think. Was this helpful to get you outside the box in your devotional time with Your Creator, the Lord God Almighty?
I heard a radio message last week. The topic was our relationship with God. God wants our whole heart. He will come as close to us as we will let Him. We are the hindrance…not God. The teacher said, “We all have about as much of God as we really want. The real issue is how hungry we are to know Him.”
So, now that you have had time to think about it, “How hungry are you to know God?”
It would be great if you’d comment here so we can share together how we deepen our relationship with the Lord. Our personal “worlds” move so fast, it takes intentional effort to encourage each other to
keep focused on deepening relationships with people AND with God.
Good post Pam. I spoke on walking with God and hearing His voice at a conference last weekend. I strongly believe we can all, ALL, have an intimate, conversational relationship with God, but it does take time and effort. Any relationship that is valuable, and that we want to develop, takes time and effort – so it comes down to us having to make a choice about what is important to us. Relationship with God starts with reading His Word – that’s how we get to know Him and so is absolutely necessary – but the reading has to be in the power of Holy Spirit, asking Him for revelation. It’s this revelation that brings the Word to life and makes each time we read it exciting. Then as revelation comes we put what is revealed into practice, we don’t just talk about it, we practice it – walk the talk. And Philemon 1:6 says that as we share our faith it produces greater understanding in us – walking the talk means sharing what we learn.
Getting to know God is a choice – and that’s the bottom line. We have to choose to be in relationship with Him, to want to know Him and to be totally open to Him – our heart all His – Him first above all else. Life is never the same once we give ourselves totally to walking in relationship with the God of the Universe! Having said all that,you asked about how others deepen their relationship with God; I like to sit and converse with Him – God is in the chair opposite and I invite Him to spend time with me; I also like to ‘chat’ (and sometimes just listen) as I walk daily around the block. I invite Him into everything I do and I love the way our relationship is developing.
Comment by Karen Mace
Yup!!! God is always there!!! Simply loving us without fail. I carry on a constant conversation with Him. I know He wants us all to be happy and celebrate the beautiful world He gave us to live in. His Holy Spirit lives in every one of us. That is my opinion anyway. That realization brings that “peace that passes all understanding”.
Comment by Ellen Hamilton
So good to hear from you, Ellen. Oh, what a good point! Thanks for reminding us that God wants us to be full of joy as we celebrate the beauty all around us. Beauty that He created especially for us to enjoy! Because He loves us! And wants to delight our eyes. And…that constant conversation with God through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit does indeed bring that peace that passes all understanding. Thanks for sharing how you find peace and joy. 🙂
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