The challenge I gave myself to write a weekly post failed miserably. I knew I shouldn’t have told my readers, as now you can see how terrible I am with sticking to a challenge. All things aside I do hope to write more, but I am not sure how often it will be, as I am hoping to write about the current study I am doing.
Last winter I committed myself to an 8 week course on the reformation and Martin Luther – the underlying message was justification, by faith alone. It was a wonderful course. It was an online video platform, I had a leader, peers, and many people to communicate with. While I thoroughly enjoyed that platform, I have yet to find one that I would like to do this winter.
For this Fall/Winter I have decided that I am just continuing that which I have just started, which is reading The Attributes of God, Volume 1, A Journey into the Father’s Heart, by A.W. Towzer.
“Originally preached as sermons at Southside Alliance Church in Chicago, this first volume of The Attributes of God examines ten attributes of God. It also includes a study guide for an in-depth look at each attribute:
Steeped in Scripture and filled with the Spirit, Tozer preached with striking clarity and power. The sense of his sermons comes through on every page, bringing the Word of God to bear upon you.”
I read the first chapter on Gods Infinitude 2 days ago and I have found myself thinking about it constantly. I like to read aloud when I read books like this, and as I was reading I kept thinking “I need to read this to other people – this room needs to be filled – people need to hear this.” This man’s writing is filled with scripture and quotes backed with scripture. I felt in awe as I was reminded again of our Great God. I am excited to continue this book, and as I finish the study for each attribute I want to write a blog post. I trust, and pray that as I post my readers will also be blessed and encouraged to consider the Great God we serve.
To top off my excitement about starting this study I go to church yesterday to find out that our pastor will be preaching on the book of Colossians. Colossians is one of my favorite parts of the bible, and I think it will tie in very nicely with my study. Paul’s writing to the church at Colossae is filled with explaining God in His greatness and glory. He focuses on Christ’s preeminence, sufficiency in all things, His divine nature, His sovereignty, etc. Personally, I always feel that reading Colossians sets me back on the path of having a proper view of the Triune God, which I feel the book I am reading has started doing already and I have just finished reading the first chapter.
I am excited. Sometimes I think we fail to share our excitement when it comes to God, and His word. I know I get caught up in the routine of reading the word each day, rather than the words that I am reading. That is why I decided to share this. I am excited to learn more about the One who saved me from my sins, the One whom I call my Savior.
” If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. – Colossians 3:1-3