First Writes is participating in the 2013 April A to Z Blogging Challenge.
This year our theme is "Attributes of God from A to Z".
Join us each day as we explore
the characteristics of our awesome God!
“So now we can rejoice in our
wonderful new relationship with God –
all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ
has done for us in making us
friends of God.”
Xenial means friendly and hospitable. In friendship and hospitality, God reached out to us, even calling us “friends”. Surveys show we desire the following ten traits in a friend. Scriptures confirm that God embodies each one:
Trustworthy: ”Whatever God promises, he does;” Numbers 23:19
Honest: “God does not lie;” 1 Samuel 15:29
Attentive: “I cry aloud to God and he hears me.” Psalm 77:1
Caring: “God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Faithful: “God is faithful and true.” Deuteronomy 32:4
Giving: “God gives generously and graciously.” James 1:5
Forgiving: “God will forgive us.” 1 John 1:9
Encouraging: “God, who encourages, encouraged us.” 2 Corinthians 7:6
Patient: “God is kind and merciful; he is patient and keeps his promise;” Joel 2:13
Accepting: “God has accepted you.” Romans 15:7
What more xenial friend could we find?
©2013 Pamela D. Williams