Friday, June 17, 2011

ACTS; Get your Praise on
Likin' God's Personality

I've been talking about how if you're not sure how to pray, you can just follow this simple acronym, Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (ACTS). There are tons of ways to give God praise and adoration. Since we want to adore Him for who He is, not just what He does or what He gives us, it's important to meditate on what He's like. What is God's personality anyway?

Since 1 John 4:16 says "God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them," I think a great way to pray with adoration might be to pray 1 Corinthians 13:5-8 to God. Tell Him how He is love-

  • Lord, You're so patient
  • Lord, you're kind
  • You don't envy
  • You don't have to brag.
  • You're maker of the universe, yet you humbled yourself to be servant of all, (Phil 2:7-8)
  • You don't dishonor others, You wouldn't snuff out a smoldering wick (Matt 12:20)
  • You're not selfish
  • You're not easily angered
  • You keep no record of wrongs.
  • You do not delight in evil but rejoice with the truth. 
  • You always protect, always trust, always hope, always persevere.
  • You never fail.
Lord, help us to be more like You! 
In Jesus' name, Amen.