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Name of God: Spirit of Life

Pneumatos Tais Zoais (Gk)

The law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus

from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2 ESV

Spirit of Life

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

“We will never grow beyond our revelation of who God is. Everything in our lives flows from our understanding of the character and attributes of God.  One of the best ways to grow in our relationship with God is to grow in our understanding of His names.   This book is a great tool to become more intimately acquainted with the many facets of God’s character by praying into and thinking deeply upon the names of God.”

—Jayde Duncan, Senior Pastor at Freedom Church in Colorado Springs, CO

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 and Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

 

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God’s Name: Arm of the LORD

Zeroa yahweh (hebrew)

Who has believed our message?

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Isaiah 53:1 (NAS)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Zeroa means arm, power and strength. When the Bible talks about God’s arm, it is referring to His power. See Psalm 77:15, 98:1 and Acts 13:17.
  • Isaiah 53 refers to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Take some time to read this chapter today.
  • In John 12:38, Jesus quotes this verse referring to Himself. I’d encourage you to look up the context.
  • Meditate on this name today.
  • Why is Jesus called the Arm of the Lord? How is He like God’s Arm, reaching out to the world? To you?
  • Praise the Lord today for how He reached down to reveal Himself to you.

A Prayer For You:

Lord, thank You for revealing Your Arm to me through Jesus. Help me to understand You more through this name. Open my mind and heart to see You and know You in new ways.

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

 

You might also be interested in the guided journal that goes along with this devotional, The Surprising Joy Journal. It has the same 365 names of God. You can get a sample of either by going to the links above.

 

Dick Eastman, International President of Every Home for Christ, said about The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You

I truly believe in the utmost importance of spending daily time with the Lord in prayer and in His Word. The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You is an incredible resource for seeking and connecting with the heart of God during those daily times. Filled with Scripture, insightful thoughts, and probing questions, this book will deepen your understanding and awareness of God’s love for you, help you discover who you are in Him, and guide you in “walking out” that identity from day to day. Every page of Gaylyn’s work is, as always, marked with her wisdom, encouraging spirit, and genuine love for the reader. This is a book I will be coming back to for years to come.

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

God’s Name: Our Guide

 

For this God is our God for ever and ever;

he will be our guide even to the end.

Psalm 48:14

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Nahag means to lead, guide, drive forth and proceed.
  • Meditate on this name.
  • How has God been your guide?
  • In what areas do you need Him to be your guide today?
  • This verse says He will be your guide even to the end. Think about that. You will never, ever be alone. He will always be there with you, guiding you in the way you are to go.
  • He is your guide, but you have a choice whether or not to follow His leading. Have you been following Him? If not, what might you need to change?
  • Are there any areas of your life in which you are not letting God be your guide?
  • Talk to Him about this name. Thank Him for all the ways and times He has guided your life.

A Prayer for You:

Lord, thank You that You have always guided my life and that You will be my guide even to the very end. Thank You that I don’t need to fear the future or death, because You will be there with me, guiding me. Forgive me for failing to follow You. I want to see You more clearly and follow You wherever You lead me.

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

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

God’s Name: Sin Offering

What the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh.

 Romans 8:3 NIV

 

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.

 

Endorsement of God’s Design for Community and Reconcilable Differences    By Dr. Laura Mae Gardner, International Personnel Consultant and Trainer for Wycliffe and SIL International. Author of Healthy, Resilient, and Effective in Cross-Cultural Ministry:

These two books are an unusual duet, designed to be read together and in this sequence. Until we fully understand what it means to live in community and how to do that, we won’t grasp the desperate need to reconcile our differences and deal with our conflicts. This does not mean, of course, that we should move into a commune. It does mean we should have a menu of relationships in our lives, some for ministry, some for growth (mentors, models), some for stimulation, and some for fun. A few people should have the right to connect deeply with us, tell us hard truths about ourselves, and help us get our lives in order and on track. Some will be ‘back door people’, people we can rely on for anything at any time, those who we turn to for comfort, help, and guidance. Community tells us now to build deep and sound relationships and why. Gaylyn Williams has given us her usual skillful, Biblical, practical tools for living lives as God intended—in community.

But things will go off track for a variety of reasons and most of us will think it’s not worth the effort to try to restore the relationship. Worse yet, we don’t know how, even if we wanted to. Again, Gaylyn has written a guidebook, Reconcilable Differences, that takes us through this process from beginning of deterioration to restoration of relationship. We’d like to think it is ‘their fault’, whatever has divided us from friends and relatives. Maybe so, but the initiative for resolving the difference lies with us, and Gaylyn walks us through the process. We are without excuse. Dealing with broken relationships is possible, and the initiative is ours. And it can be done. Just read the book! Read them both. You’ll love them. I did.

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.


One Who Is More Powerful Than I

God’s Name: One Who Is More Powerful Than I

 

I baptize you with water for repentance.

But after me comes one who is more powerful than I,

 whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Matthew 3:11

 

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 The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names. © 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

God’s Name: New Master, One Whose Commands Set You Free

to Live

New Master, One Whose Commands Set You Free to Live

So, since we’re out from under the old tyranny, does that mean we can live any old way we want?

Since we’re free in the freedom of God, can we do anything that comes to mind? Hardly.

You know well enough from your own experience

that there are some acts of so-called freedom that destroy freedom.

Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it’s your last free act.

But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits.

 All your lives you’ve let sin tell you what to do.

But thank God you’ve started listening to a new master,

one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!

Romans 6:15-18 MSG

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

“We will never grow beyond our revelation of who God is. Everything in our lives flows from our understanding of the character and attributes of God.  One of the best ways to grow in our relationship with God is to grow in our understanding of His names.   This book is a great tool to become more intimately acquainted with the many facets of God’s character by praying into and thinking deeply upon the names of God.”

—Jayde Duncan, Senior Pastor at Freedom Church in Colorado Springs, CO

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  and Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc.

God’s Name: LORD, Who Remains Faithful

Forever

 

He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—
the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
Psalm 146:6 NIV

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:

  • The New Living Translation says, “He keeps every promise forever.”
  • The Hebrew word for faithful here means firmness, faithfulness, truth, sureness, reliability and stability.
  • Think about this—God will be faithful to you forever. He’ll never, ever change. He’ll never stop being faithful.
  • I’ve seen God’s faithfulness in so many ways. He has always been there for me through the hard circumstances and the easy times. He’s carried me through many tough times, like when my son was dying, or as I raised my sons alone. He has always provided for me and protected me.
  • How have you seen God’s faithfulness in your life? You might want to start a list of all the ways God has been faithful to you. Then when times get difficult you can look back at the list knowing that since He was faithful in the past, you know He will be faithful in your present and future.
  • In what areas are you struggling with seeing God’s faithfulness? Talk to God about them and you might want to find another believer to share those struggles.

A Prayer for You:

Lord, thank You that You remain faithful forever. You have always been faithful, even when I couldn’t see it. I know even when storms come, You will always remain firm, secure and stable for my family and me.

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

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.