So who is this God guy anyway? Is He happy? What makes Him sad? Does He have a personality? Do we know any of these things? Find out! Read my list of 15 Attributes of God!
When I picture God it isn’t a particular form. Nothing specific comes to mind. Not something that I can mold or shape myself. If He was made of something that I can mold, then how did He make me?
How can anyone be stupid enough to trust something that can be burned to ashes? No one can save themselves like that. Don’t they realize that the idols they hold in their hands are not really gods? Isaiah 44:20 CEV
What Does God Look Like?
I am not sure what you imagine when you think of God or Jesus, but I usually think of vast and elaborate things. I think of the sun, the snowy mountains, the ocean full of powerful and beautiful creatures.
We are all made in His image; so, I imagine things that He has made to be a likeness of Himself.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 NIV
Attributes of God: Getting to Know Him
Seems like when we are making friends, a lot of the ways we get to know each other is through things they like or dislike. We discover what people prefer and learn more about their habits.
With God, it is much deeper than His earthly likes and dislikes. So here are my 15 Attributes of God!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV
Our God cares about and provides for all of our needs. I am grateful for a God that wants to hear my prayers and wants to provide for me!
Not only did God create everything, He is also a magnificent planner! The degree to which He has planned out every creature, every second and the entire universe blows my mind.
For instance, every promise He has in the Bible, He has already made sure everything is set up to unfold accordingly. So, s
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
3. The Way
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NIV
God even rendered a way for us to be with Him. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins, so we can repent and be forgiven
He also shows us the Way by sending His Holy Spirit to direct us with His laws guiding our hearts and decisions.
4. Attributes of God: Protector
I used to have a hard time reading the Old Testament. It was a lot of killing and it seemed really ruthless and unjust. After reading through a lot of the Old Testament in Bible study, I began to realize that the people God instructed David and other kings to kill were very evil people.
“God is my defense.” Psalm 59:17, NKJV
David wrote this in the psalms. God took care of David and protected him from his enemies who worshiped pagan gods. Jealous King Saul was after David for most of his early life and yet God always made sure that David was able to flee before Saul could get to David.
For me, I think of all of the times, in my life, God has kept me just one step away from harm. Many times, I am sure.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV
You can read how and why I fell in love with God here!
6. The Truth
God is no mere human! He doesn’t tell lies or change his mind. God always keeps his promises. Numbers 23:19 CEV
It is so reassuring to me that His Word never changes or waivers. It is something we can always count on. That is really refreshing. So, Jesus is the same today as He was years ago!
Our culture shifts what is true and false all of the time. It changes what is politically correct, what is offensive, constantly. God is who He says He is.
7. Attributes of God: Patient
God is extremely patient. When I think about all of the times I have stepped off His path for my life and went my own way, He has always been patiently waiting for me to figure it out and return to Him. He loves us so much!
The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. Psalm 145:8 NASB
Jesus stood up to extreme ridicule. He was courageous. So, how does God share His courage with us?
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
God gives us courage too, when we call upon His name. If you are struggling with a trial or hard time in your life, you can read more about finding God in your trial here.
There are times, I look up to the sky and smile or laugh. I think God has a funny sense of humor. When I want something in particular to happen and something completely different happens… later, sometimes way later, I realize His plan was much better than mine and it amazes me how He works!
This verse makes me think of myself and it’s funny! 🙂
It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife. Proverbs 21:19
Of all the attributes of God, I am super happy that He has a sense of humor!
“Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.” Isaiah 38:16-17 NIV
You can read more verses on how God heals our hearts and physical bodies here.
Well, first of all, He made us and the universe… so there’s that.
But also, everything listens to the sound of His voice. He has power over death and all evil. T
“But God made the earth by his power, and he preserves it by his wisdom. With his own understanding, he stretched out the heavens. When he speaks in the thunder, the heavens roar with rain. He causes the clouds to rise over the earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.” Jeremiah 10:12-13 NIV
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8
I love consistency! I don’t know about you but schedules, rules and a plan are my jam. So, it makes me happy that God is the same way. He gave us His Word, so we could have a plan, rules and also a schedule of what is to come.
Jesus, not only died for our sins on the cross, but He also goes to God on our behalf. He doesn’t leave our side. He is loyal.
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV
Our Do-It-Yourself culture teaches us we should do whatever makes us happy. Eventually that lifestyle leads to less reliance on our LORD for our every need. We feel empty and wonder if God is really there for us. So, this verse is a great reminder of that and why we often feel left alone.
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 ESV
Of all the attributes of God, this is probably my favorite!
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him. Isaiah 30:18 NASB
He is perfect and we are not. His standards are none less. Jesus is our only hope and Savior. <3
My goal is to share these verses and promises with my friends, family, and especially my children. So, they know the attributes of God! He is all we need.
So, what is your favorite of the attributes of God?
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