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The Surprising Joy of Exploring God's HeartGod’s Name: Rock Who Can Hide

You

You have turned from the God who can save you.

You have forgotten the Rock who can hide you.

 Isaiah 17:10 (NLT)

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Tsur means rock or strength. Maoz means fortress, strength or strong. In what ways is God like a rock?
  • How has the Lord been the Rock Who Can Hide You? Think about when you’ve seen Him in that way. If you can’t remember, ask Him to remind you.
  • The New International Version translates this name, “The Rock, your fortress.” Think about what a fortress is like. When I think of a fortress, I think about when my son Timothy and I were on top of Masada in Israel. It was a tall rock mountain where the Jews hid from their enemies, virtually impenetrable. They were safe there for a long time. I say virtually, because their enemies did end up overpowering them.
  • Our God is not like any manmade fortress. We are completely safe when we run to Him. He is the One Who Can Hide You. What are you waiting for? You can run to Him and you will be safe and secure.

A Prayer for You:

Lord, I praise You that You are the Rock Who Can Hide Me. You are unchangeable, solid and secure. You are a place I can run to for refuge, knowing You’ll always hide me and protect me. Help me to learn to live in You, in Your hiding place.

 

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God’s Name: He Who Made a Way through the

Sea

This is what the Lord says—he who made a way through the sea,

a path through the mighty waters.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • The first part of the verses above describes who this God is that is talking. The last part is what the Lord says to them and to us.
  • The first thing these verses say about God is He is the One who makes a way through the sea, a path through mighty waters. He did that for the Israelites in Exodus, but He will also do that for you today. What sea are you going through? Are you in deep waters? He will make a way through them. Ask Him right now to do that. Then thank and praise Him for what He has done and what He will do.
  • Now look at what the One who made a way through the sea has to say to you: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
  • What do you need to forget? There is a time to remember, and we need to remember the good things God has done for us. But there are other things we need to forget and stop dwelling on. Ask God to show you what you need to leave behind, so that He can do a new thing in your life this year.

A Prayer for You:

God, thank You that You are the One who makes a way through the mighty waters in my life. I’m so glad I can trust and rely on You to take care of me, protect me and guide me. Show me what I need to forget so that I can see the new thing You want to do in my life.

Blessings on you,

Gaylyn Williams, Co-author of Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners. This is a great resource for any missionaries, short-term or long-term, who have to raise their support. Consider getting it as a gift!

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

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God’s Name: Maker of Heaven and Earth, the

Sea, and Everything in Them

 

He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea,

and everything in them—the LORD, who remains faithful forever.

Psalm 146:6 NIV

 

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Think about this name. Our God made everything. Your Father made Heaven, the Earth, the Sea and everything in them. What an amazing God! Take a few minutes to meditate on how incredible He really is.
  • Sometime today, go out and look up at the sky and around you at the earth and the ocean, if you’re close to it. Think about how God made all of it. In addition, we can only see a tiny portion of what He has made—a little tiny speck. Actually, what we can see would not even amount to a tiny speck compared to all He made.
  • Ask the Lord to help you begin to comprehend what a great God He is.
  • Worship Him as the Maker of Heaven and Earth, the Sea, and Everything in Them.
  • Thank Him that He remains faithful forever. We can trust this incredible God, because He is, and always will be, faithful.

A Prayer for You:

You are such an incredible God. My mind can’t even comprehend how great You are. Wherever I go, I see Your handiwork—in the sun, moon, stars, clouds, mountains, oceans, lakes, animals and so much more. Thank You for Your creativity in making so much beauty for us to enjoy. And thank You that I can trust You because You remain faithful forever.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, author of All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go: Solutions to De-stressing Your Life and Recovering Your Sanity

and co-author of Keys to Joy: How to Unlock God’s Gift of Lasting Happiness

 

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart
A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

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Abba, Father

Abba, Pater (Gk)
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father. Romans 8:15 NKJV

From 2031 Names of God: Change Your Life! Get to Know God in Fresh New Ways

2031 Names of God: Change Your Life! Get to Know God in Fresh New Ways is now available. Go to http://www.rrbooks.org/books/2031-names-of-god for more information.

See also: Galatians 4:6

Meditate on this name. Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, author of The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names. 

Here’s what my dad said when he read 2031 Names of God:

“This book (2031 Names of God) is beyond amazing! What a treasure! I’ve considered myself a serious student of Scripture for 60 years, but had no idea of the richness of God’s revelation about who He is. This book will be a companion to my Bible reading and devotional times from now on, as I come to appreciate even more God’s rich character.”

—Ken Williams, Ph.D., fifty-five year Missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators,

Founder of International Training Partners

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Spirit of Wisdom

God’s Name: Spirit of Wisdom

Ruah Kokmaw (Heb)

Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom.

Deuteronomy 34:9 NLT

From 2031 Names of God

Meditate on this name. Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.

In what areas do you need wisdom today? Ask the Spirit of Wisdom to give it to you.

Blessings on you as you get to know God better,

Gaylyn Williams, author of Co-author of Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners. This is a great resource for any missionaries, short-term or long-term, who has to raise their support. Consider getting it as a gift!

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

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God’s Name: Holy Spirit

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem
and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Acts 1:8 (ESV)

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Hagios in Greek means holy, sacred, pure and blameless. There are other spirits that are not holy. We need to make sure we are connected with the Holy Spirit of God and not to evil spirits.
  • Pneuma means spirit, breath, breathe or wind.
  • John 20:21-22 says, “So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (NKJV). This shows what Jesus said and did to the disciples right after He was raised from the dead. Consider this last symbolic act of Jesus. Why do you think He breathed on them?
  • Acts 1:8 are the last recorded words of Jesus before He was taken up to Heaven. Notice what He says will happen when the Holy Spirit comes on them.
  • Meditate on the Holy Spirit. Ask God what He wants you to know about Himself through this name.

A Prayer for You:

Holy Spirit, I praise You and thank You for Your presence in my life. I want to get to know You in deeper ways and experience more of Your power. Please teach me about You. Show me how I can be better connected with You.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, author of All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! Solutions to De-Stressing Your Life and Recovering Your Sanity

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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God’s Name: A to Z

A to Z

 

The Master declares, “I’m A to Z. I’m The God Who Is, The God Who Was,and The God About to Arrive. I’m the Sovereign-Strong.

Revelation 1:8 MSG

 

From 2031 Names of God: Change Your Life! Get to Know God in Fresh New Ways

From 2031 Names of God: Change Your Life! Get to Know God in Fresh New Ways is now available. Go to http://www.rrbooks.org/books/2031-names-of-god for more information.

Meditate on this name. Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, author of The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

 

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