God’s Attribute: Self-Existent

We are absolutely dependent on the Lord. He is not dependent on anyone or anything. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God…” Psalm 90:1-2 says, “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting. You are God.” 

This takes us back to many Scriptures. Psalm 86:8 says, “Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; nor are there any works like Your works.” Verse 10 says,  “For You are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God.”

Psalm 145:3 says, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 2:4 continually declares His sovereignty over those who seek to oppose Him. It says, “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.”

In the end, 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 clearly sets the record straight—totally revealing His sovereignty once and for all. Verse 18 says, “Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who puts all things under Him, that God may be all in all.”

I love to think about His attribute of Self-Existent. It means that He has no barriers, no fences, and absolutely nothing that can limit Him in any way. When we partake of this part of His nature, we are hidden in all that He is at all times.

One day I was driving and had a full blown panic attack through a thought that flitted into my mind. I was in the left lane with trucks on my right. I had no place to get off. I felt like I was fighting for my life. I began rehearsing the Lord’s attribute of Self-Existent.

My whole trembling body came under that umbrella and calmed. I literally shared in His nature by seeing myself hidden inside the One who has no barriers or limitations. He not only sustained me, but kept me safe from harm or harming others through that unexpected attack.

He is Lord Over All. Psalm 97:9 says, “For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.” David was surrounded by Saul and his army. I often visit his words in Psalm 18. The whole Psalm speaks to and strengthens my spirit.

Verse 1-2 says, “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” We could camp in each one of these attributes through our focused thoughts.


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