It’s been one of those weeks. It was a good week but had a week full of questions for my heavenly Father. Sometimes I just ask Him, “What is this, Lord?” And He hears me even through my frustrations and tears. He hears and He answers. His answers are usually reminders of what He has showed me in the last few weeks. So, as I was awake one early morning this past week trying to worry, waller in self-pity, being impatient and wanting answers now, the Lord reminded me of His Word and His words to me lately.
This week our heater went out and we had to replace. That’s normal maintenance in a home but then Summer started limping again and we had her x-rayed and the equipment in her hip failed and she has to have another surgery this week. That is discouraging. But we are trusting Him. We are planning a life celebration of a friend, a cousin’s wife passed away, we are praying with so many people that are hurting so bad. And then we still have a corrupt government that brings out one more evil and controlling thing almost every day! WE CAN’T STOP PRAYING AND LISTENING TO HIM! It’s imperative we stay in His Word and not in our self-pity.
Here’s some of what He spoke to my heart as I heard speak while calling on Him.
**Have heavenly vision not tent vision. Remember My promises and what your inheritance is!
**Worship Me! Remember all the answered prayers and breakthroughs and worship Me!
**You must remember who you are in ME and not in yourself and what you do does affect eternal purposes.
**This is the time of favor and victory!
**You are to have a heart that walks blameless. This is the mark of the high calling in Christ.
**A blameless heart carries failure and discouragement to the cross.
**You must see grace as greater than your failure or discouragement.
**El Shaddai – God Almighty. His name is our power and we’ve been called by His name.
**Cling to Me not your past or your pain.
**When you are walking in faith you have patience and can rest in My promises. But when you are in the flesh you determine to make things happen now in anyway you can.
**The enemy tries to ensnare us with ideas that are birthed out of impatience and are not Him.
In my devotion today it said He listens to our heart’s cries but we must shake off the discouragement and agree with Him. We are to rest in all He has spoken to our hearts. He also spoke to me to remember Who He is and call Him by name. Proverbs 18:10
“The Name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and is safe.”
The Names of God used in the Bible act as a roadmap for learning about the character of God. Since the Bible is God’s Word to us, the names He chooses in Scripture are meant to reveal His true nature to us. God revealed Himself to mankind by His Name. The various Names of God explain His power, His nature and His relationship with man. Old Testament believers held God’s name in awe and respect. His Name was never spoken lightly. His Name was worshipped and held in high respect. As we acknowledge His Word and worship Him we are acknowledging that He is Who the Word says He is, and we are who the Word says we are.
He heard my cries early the other morning and spoke His mercy, grace and love to my heart. Now I have to hear His Word as truth and receive all He has said. He is always faithful even when I am faithless and knows my every need. Trust Him today. Listen to His heart and know how much He loves and cares for you!
Psalm 72:17, 19 “His name shall endure forever: His name shall continue as long as the sun [indeed, His name continues before the sun]. And men shall be blessed and bless themselves by Him; all nations shall call Him blessed! Blessed be His glorious name forever; let the whole earth be filled with His glory.”
THE NAMES OF GOD:
Elohim ….The Trinity
El…The Strong One
Eloah…The Adorable One
Elyon…God Most High
El-Roi…The Lord that Seeth
El-Eloeh-Israel…The God of Israel
El Olam…God of Eternity
El Shaddai…The Almighty, All Sufficient God
Adonai…Jehovah, Our Ruler
Jah…The Independent One
Jehovah…The Eternal, Ever Loving One
I Am…The One Who changes not
Jehovah Elohim…The Majestic Omnipotent God
Jehovah Hoseenu…The Lord our Maker
Jehovah Eloheenu…The Lord our God
Jehovah Elohay…The Lord my God
Jehovah-Tsedosedaoth…The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah-Gmolah…The God of Recompenses
Jehovah-M’Kaddesh…He Who Sanctifies
Jehovah-Shammah…He is Present
Jehovah-Jireh…His Provision shall be seen
Jehovah-Rohi…He is my Shepherd
Jehovah-Nissi…He is my Banner
Father, Son and Holy Ghost
The Holy One
The Righteous Father
Lord of all the Earth
The God of Heaven
The Solid Rock
Ancient of Days
God of Comfort
God of Light
God of Peace
Lover of our Soul