Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23(NIV)
This is time of year here in the United States when college basketball fans get very excited. Welcome to the NCAA Men's College Basketball playoffs capped off by the top 16 teams known as "The Sweet Sixteen." What a great time for we believers in Jesus to come up with our own "sweet sixteen." It could be 16 attributes of God. Sixteen blessings. Sixteen scriptures that are your favorite. This time of year would be great time to practice this discipline.
For my 16 I chose attributes of God. Wake up each day and say "Hello Jesus" then begin reading your list. God you are mighty, great, powerful, ever present, forgiving, gracious, kind, loving, merciful, all knowing, in control, my Father, Lord of lords, compassionate, truthful, and patient. It does not have to be March to do your sweet sixteen list to God. Any month or every month will suffice.
You can be in a fever pitch over basketball and the "brackets" wondering who is going to win the whole thing. This is temporary and passing, but God's love is never a passing fad or changing crown.
PRAYER: It is easy to come up with sixteen ways to praise you and thank you Lord for you are awesome and your love endures forever. In Jesus' name. Amen.