Tuesday, November 10, 2009

God's Character

I'm becoming more and more obsessed with God's character.

Celebrating it, learning it, meditating on it, discussing it, sharing it and praying it.

With my 'worship leader' hat on (which is where this has all come from) if I think about leading a group of people in musical, corporate Worship, what else am I trying to do if not point towards God? The trouble being, we can't handle all of God, so we have to work on one or two 'facets'.

One season it might be God's grace, another His wisdom. Whatever it is, it's changing the way I worship.

As the old, and well ingrained in my brain, saying goes, "You can't lead people where you haven't been". It's enough to try to see God in Jesus, let alone anything else, so it requires a constant washing of the brain; through reading your bible, enjoying creation and sharing in fellowship.

So, do you know much about God?

For me, I've always loved names in the bible and why God (and Jesus) seemed obsessed with changing names. In the culture I'm in, most names don't mean much, but nicknames do. They ascribe characteristics to people, they set people apart (or draw them in) they build people up, or knock them down.

If you're feeling a little jaded, go and look at some of God's names. Why is he called them and what do they mean? What do they reveal about his character?

Incidentally, my favourite name for God is YHWH.

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