Earlier this summer, I sat down to list out the attributes of God - His qualities that are inherent to His nature. (I personally think of His attributes as the answers to the "God is..." statement.) I'd studied His attributes as a child, but aside from remembering the the triple "Omnicient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent" attributes, I couldn't recall most of the others. While I don't remember exactly how many we studied when I was little, I somehow had the idea that there were 10 or 12 total.
As I began writing down all the attributes I could think of, I realized that there were far more than I had first thought. I began hunting online for more of His attributes. As my list continued to grow, I was surprised to realize how far off my original estimate of 10-12 truly was. I continued searching, and as of this writing, my list is at 55, and I'm still adding to it.
Even though I've been a Christian for a long time and have studied God's Word in depth, this one study alone showed me just how little I truly know of our Great God. I shared with Jon what I was learning, and his reply was excellent.
"Isn't it nice to know that our capable Heavenly Father isn't confined to a short little list?"
For this year's Write 31 Days challenge that I've joined for the previous three Octobers, I've selected 31 attributes for us to dive into. I want all of us to grow in our understanding of God, so I hope you'll journey with us for the month of October!
I've also created a quick printable that you can print and fill out for each attribute that we'll look at together! Just head right here to get your copy. It's totally free; you don't even have to submit your email address! (But on that note, if you'd like to subscribe, you can do that right here, too. You'll get exclusive access to our members' page with links to free ebooks, workbooks, Bible reading plans, and more.)
Every day, I'll add the newest link at the end of this post so you never feel lost. My hope is to post consistently every day, but of course, life sometimes gets in the way. So if I can't always post right on time, just know that a new post is coming soon!
One more thing I hope to do this year that I haven't done for my past 31 days challenges: I want to have a running discussion on our FB page where we can chat about the day's attribute that we're studying. One way to apply what we're learning is to talk and share about it with others!
As we go through this study on God's attributes, will you pray with me? I'd welcome prayer for:
Clear understanding of God's Word
The ability to adequately express through words what the Lord lays on my heart
The readers who will be joining us
Spiritual growth as a result of this study
Let's dive into this study of our Great God!