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God’s Name:  Him Who Was Raised from the Dead

My brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ,

that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead,

that we should bear fruit to God.

Romans 7:4 NKJV

Excerpted from 2031 Names of God: Transform Your Life as You Get to Know God in New Ways

Him Who Was Raised from the Dead

Think about this name today as you are preparing to celebrate Easter. Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.

Do you long for to know God better?  This simple, yet powerful book will help you experience the fullness of your awesome God through His names revealed in his Word and come into God’s presence in new and fresh ways. Go to 2031 Names of God: Transform Your Life as You Get to Know God in New Ways for more information.

We’ll be looking at God’s Names from Romans for the next month.

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

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.

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God’s Name: The Sinless, Spotless Lamb of God

You know that God paid a ransom to save you

from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors.

And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value.

It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

                                1 Peter 1:18-19 NLT

From 2031 Names of God

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 better,

Gaylyn Williams, author of Overflowing Hope: 31 Devotional Studies to Encourage You. This is my newest devotional.

This unique, daily devotional will help you

  • Explore God’s Word to develop a greater intimacy with God
  • Transform your prayer life and strengthen your faith
  • Encounter new levels of comfort, peace, joy, happiness and contentment
  • Increase your freedom from fear, worry, discouragement, stress, depression and grief
  • Achieve new strength and courage to endure hardships, trials and temptations

This simple study can produce a lifetime impact. You’ll find Scriptures to meditate on, practical applications, powerful stories, prayers to guide you and truths to declare.

 

You’ll be forever changed as you learn to embrace God’s overflowing hope.

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

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Jesus Who Is Called Christ


Jesus who is called the Christ

So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them,

“Which one do you want me to release to you:

Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”

Matthew 27:17

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Pilate, the Roman governor, used this name. He was using the Jewish terminology, not his own. It seems like he was trying to convince the Jewish leaders not to crucify Jesus.
  • Remember Christ means the Anointed One and referred to the Messiah.
  • Pilate doesn’t say, “Jesus who is the Christ.” He was not sure that Jesus really was the Messiah. What about you? Is there any part of you that wonders if Jesus really is God come down to earth? If so, talk to Him about that today. Ask God to reveal to you if Jesus really is God.

A Prayer for You:

Jesus, I choose to acknowledge You as the Christ, the Messiah, God who came to earth as a man to die for me. Thank You for what You went through because of Your love for me. Reveal more of who You are today, so I can know You and worship You in greater ways.

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 2031 Names of God: Transform Your Life as You Get to Know God in New Ways

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

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God’s Name: My Servant

ebed (hebrew)

See, my servant will act wisely;

he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

Isaiah 52:13

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Ebed means servant or bondservant.
  • Let’s start preparing for Easter. I want to encourage you to focus in on what the Lord did for us. We’ll begin by looking at Isaiah 52:13 through chapter 53.
  • Read Isaiah 52:13-15. Focus on how Jesus is described and what it says will happen to Him.
  • Why do you think the Father calls the Messiah, Jesus, His Servant in Isaiah 52:13, rather than His Son or some other title?
  • Philippians 2:7 says that Jesus took the very nature of a servant. Think about what a servant does and is.
  • Since Jesus was God’s servant, should we expect any different for ourselves?

A Prayer For You:

Thank You, Jesus, that You were willing to come to earth as a Servant, rather than as a King. You chose to serve rather than to be served. Thank You for going through so much pain and heartache for me. Help me to know and understand You more through this name.

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

You might also be interested in my devotional: The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You: A Daily Adventure with Your Identity in Christ. Click the link to learn more and get a free sample.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, author of Reconcilable Differences: Strategies for Your Journey through Conflict

 

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God’s Name: Lamb of God

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God,

who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:29

Excerpted from 2031 Names of God: Transform Your Life as You Get to Know God in New Ways

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, co-author of 2031 Names of God  and Never Do Fundraising Again

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

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God’s Name: God Who Pays Back Those Who

Harm Me

He is the God who pays back those who harm me.

2 Samuel 22:48 NLT

Excerpted from 2031 Names of God: Transform Your Life as You Get to Know God in New Ways

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 Battlefield Strategies for Every Believer, a practical guide to spiritual warfare.

Dick Eastman, International President, Every Home for Christ said:

In encountering Battlefield Strategies, I was struck by the fact that these very practices—the prayer strategies I’ve been using in my personal prayer life as well as in the EHC ministry—are just what Gaylyn Williams describes as “battlefield strategies” for victorious spiritual warfare.

Battlefield Strategies is more than just a book, and it’s certainly not one you’ll read once and relegate to the far-end of a dusty book shelf. This is a resource, a guide you’ll want to return to again and again as you encounter new circumstances and battles and need new strategies to face them.

 

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God’s Name: My Exceeding JoyMy Exceeding Joy

simha Gil (hebrew)

Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy,

and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Psalm 43:4 (ESV)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Simha means joy, gladness and rejoice. Gil means rejoice and joy.
  • Think about this name. The God of gods is your joy. And He doesn’t want to be just a small amount of joy. He is your exceeding joy. He wants to overwhelm you with His joy. So why don’t you always feel that joy? Ask the Lord to show you. Here’s one thought, but definitely not the only reason. Just like any of His names, I have a choice to let Him be all that He wants to be in my life. He’s not going to force me or you to have joy.
  • In John 15:11, Jesus said, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” Jesus wants us to have His joy and that it will be complete. Ask the Lord to show you what that looks like for you.
  • Let the Lord be your exceeding joy today. If you don’t feel it, ask Him to show you what might be standing in your way of receiving it. But don’t forget to wait for Him to answer and show you. I’m convinced there are times that I don’t experience His joy because I’m too busy—even doing good things for God or just talking to him, but I don’t take the time to listen—really listen. What about you?


A Prayer For You:

Lord, I praise You that You are my Exceeding Joy. Thank You that when I focus on You and get to know You more intimately, I experience more of Your joy. I’m ready for You to overwhelm me with Your joy.

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

 

Pastor Tim Westcott   Idyllwild, CA, in the Foreword for Reconcilable Differences said:

“Life in Christ’s church is life lived in relationships with other people. Some are close and personal, some are not…but all require an amazing assortment of skills if those relationships are to be a vital and positive reflection of Jesus Christ. There is no church, no pastor, no elder board, no ministry team, no Bible study group that would not profit immensely from the Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshop.

 

From a solidly biblical platform, SYIS takes a clear and practical look at the major areas that are so critical to any healthy relationship. I have attended my share of “pastor’s conferences” and “how to sessions” designed to improve various facets of my ministry.

 

Rarely have I been able to say that what I took away was something I use every single day. However, the tools given at the SYIS Workshop are truly “every day” tools. I use them in every relationship…from the casual acquaintance to the most intense counseling situation.

 

If the opportunity comes your way to attend an SYIS Workshop, or host one at your church, do not pass it up! You will be making an investment that guarantees a rich return of healthy, Christ reflecting relationships.”

Reconcilable Differences gives strategies for your journey through conflict. Conflict is inevitable anywhere there are people—including with family and friends, at church, in ministry and in business. Would you like to learn to convert potentially destructive conflicts into something constructive and beneficial? Conflict can either devastate or strengthen relationships. You can transform your life and communities with proven conflict-resolution skills.

Also available as an online course. Get a free sample and find out how you can get the whole book for free.

 

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