J.I. Packer says, “Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God. It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God.”
The attributes of God are those constant characteristics, qualities or perfections of God’s nature, being, or essence, which are revealed in the Scriptures and (to some extent and degree) in the created universe.
“God is self-existent – God exists from Himself, not from anything outside of Himself. He has the ground of existence in Himself. God alone is existence, all created things derive their existence from Him and depend for their existence on Him. God must exist. God’s self-existence is grounded in His nature. The necessity of His existence is not a necessity imposed upon Him from above Him, or a necessity demanded of Him from something beneath Him, but a necessity grounded in the very perfection of His natures. In view of God’s self-existence, He may be seen to be the ground, the source, the point of reference, and the only correct interpreter of being, of life, of truth, of values, of justice, of power and of love.” [Most likely also from J.I. Packer]
Rev 4:11, You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.
Sisters, let’s take seriously our pursuit of the One True God, that we may know the God of the Bible.
After serving 16 years full time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a Biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.