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February 28, 2018

70 Prompts for Adoring God


10 Reasons Why You Should Open Your Bible

I worship you, my God, because of who you are:

  1. Eternal, immortal, and invisible, you alone are God (Psalm 90:1-2; 1 Timothy 1:17; Isaiah 45:5).
  2. You are Spirit (John 4:24).
  3. You are living (Joshua 3:10).
  4. You are one able to create ex nihilo, or out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3), in six days, and resting on the seventh (Genesis 1).
  5. You are independent of all creation, and have life in and of yourself (John 5:24).
  6. You are known to all (Romans 1:19-20).
  7. As self-existent Yahweh, you are self-revealing to your people (Exodus 3:14-15).
  8. You are omnipresent, or everywhere, always (Psalm 139:7-12).
  9. You are omniscient, knowing everything (Proverbs 15:3).
  10. You are omnipotent, or all-powerful (Matthew 19:26; Hebrews 1:3).
  11. You are omnisapient, or all-wise (Romans 16:27).
  12. You are sovereign (Ephesians 1:11, 20-21).
  13. You are one God in three Persons (Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 8:6).
  14. Each Person of the Trinity is fully and equally God; in appearance and outworking, the Father begets the Son (John 1:18), and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son (John 14:26; 16:7).
  15. Jesus Christ was preexistent before the incarnation (John 6:38; John 17:5).
  16. Jesus Christ humbled himself (Philippians 2:5-7).
  17. Jesus Christ became incarnate in the flesh (John 1:14), conceived by the Holy Spirit without a human father and born from a virgin (Matthew 1:18).
  18. Jesus Christ, with a human nature, experienced the weakness and growth that are a part of the human experience (Mark 2:15; 14:33; 15:34; Luke 2:40; 7:9).
  19. Jesus Christ was tempted and overcame (Luke 4:2); with a divine nature, he could not sin.
  20. Jesus Christ is God—the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15) and the one of whom deity is claimed (Luke 1:43; John 1:1; Matthew 22:44; Hebrews 1:10-12).
  21. Jesus Christ’s omnipotence is displayed through his miracles over nature (Matthew 8:26-27; Matthew 14:19; John 2:1-11).
  22. Jesus Christ’s eternality is known through self-revealing statements (John 8:58; Revelation 22:13).
  23. Jesus Christ’s omniscience is displayed through perceiving hidden thoughts (Mark 2:8; John 1:48), and in knowing all things as attested to by his disciples (John 16:30).
  24. Jesus Christ is omnipresent, as seen in his claim to be with the disciples always (Matthew 28:20).
  25. Jesus Christ is sovereign, as demonstrated in his authority to forgive sins (Mark 2:5-7).
  26. Jesus Christ is worthy to be worshipped and adored (Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 5:12).
  27. Though not relinquishing any divine attributes, Jesus Christ gave up the outward appearance and radiance of his glory in order to complete the mission of the Father (Philippians 2:7), using his divine attributes only as necessary for his mission and ministry, out of submission to the Father.
  28. Jesus Christ is one Person without separation, including two natures without confusion—human and divine—in hypostatic union (Hebrews 1:3).
  29. The Person of the Holy Spirit has intellect, emotions, and will. With intelligence, he knows the things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-11); with emotions he can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30), and according to his will, he distributes spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11).
  30. The Holy Spirit is deity with omniscience (1 Corinthians 1:11-12), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7), and involvement in creation (Psalm 104:30); blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is blasphemy against God (Matthew 12:31-32).  
  31. Father, Son, and Spirit—one God—you are unity (Deuteronomy 6:4).
  32. You are Elohim, sovereign and transcendent over all the earth (Deuteronomy 2:30; 33; 3:22).
  33. As El-Shaddai, you are God Almighty, powerful and strong (Genesis 17:1).
  34. As El Elyon, you are God Most High who reigns supreme (Genesis 21:33).
  35. As El Olam, you are God Everlasting and changeless forever (Genesis 21:33).
  36. As Yahweh Jireh, you are “The Lord Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14).
  37. As Yahweh Nissi, you are “The Lord Our Banner,” the victorious (Exodus 17:15).
  38. As Yahweh Shalom, you are “The Lord is Peace” (Judges 6:24).
  39. As Yahweh Sabbaoth, you are “The Lord of Hosts,” the commander (1 Samuel 1:3).
  40. As Yahweh Maccaddeshcem, you are “The Lord Thy Sanctifier” (Exodus 31:13).
  41. As Yahweh Tsidkenu, you are “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6).
  42. The way you relate to your creation can be described by many images, like the image of Father (Matthew 6:26; 2 Corinthians 6:18; 1 John 3:1).
  43. The image of Mother (Isaiah 66:13; Isaiah 49:15; Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34).
  44. The image of Husband (Isaiah 54:5; Hosea 2:19; Revelation 21:1-7).
  45. The image of Friend (John 15:12-15).
  46. The image of Shepherd (Psalm 23; John 10:11)
  47. The image of Teacher (Psalm 32:8; Isaiah 48:17).
  48. The image of Ruler (Psalm 103:19; 1 Timothy 6:15).
  49. The image of Judge (Isaiah 33:22; 2 Timothy 4:8).
  50. The image of Deliverer (Exodus 6:6; Matthew 1:21).
  51. And the image of Justifier (Romans 3:26).
  52. You are a preserver of all you have made (Nehemiah 9:6; Colossians 1:17).
  53. You are one who gives decrees that are all-encompassing, or inclusive of all creation (Ephesians 1:11).
  54. Your decrees are for your own glory (Psalm 19:1), and they are based upon your sovereign contentment (Daniel 4:35).
  55. Your decrees are best because they are based upon your infinite wisdom (Psalm 147:5; Psalm 104:24).
  56. You are morally pure and set apart (Leviticus 11:44-45).
  57. You are holy (Revelation 4:8).
  58. You hate sin and are angered by it (Joshua 7:1).
  59. You are perfectly wrathful (Romans 1:18; Nahum 1:2).
  60. You are compassionate (Psalm 103:13-14).
  61. You are patient (Romans 2:4).
  62. You are love (1 John 4:8, 16).
  63. You are good (Psalm 25:8).
  64. You are just (Genesis 18:25).
  65. You are righteous and gracious (Psalm 145:17).
  66. You are rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4).
  67. You are immanent, near and active (Jeremiah 23:23-24; Acts 17:27-28).
  68. You are immutable, or unchangeable (Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17).
  69. You are true (Isaiah 65:16).
  70. You are the blessed and only King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15).

Help me to know you, to love you for who you are, and to value what you value, my God.


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Lianna Davis

Lianna (@liannadavis) is wed to Tyler and mother of two dear daughters, one who lives in heaven and one who lives on earth. She is author of Made for a Different Land: Eternal Hope for Baby Loss and Keeping the Faith: A Study in Jude. More of her writing can be found at her website.
Lianna (@liannadavis) is wed to Tyler and mother of two dear daughters, one who lives in heaven and one who lives on earth. She is author of Made for a Different Land: Eternal Hope for Baby Loss and Keeping the Faith: A Study in Jude. More of her writing can be found at her website.