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Christ, Who Existed from the Beginning

I am writing to you who are mature in the faith
    because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.
I am writing to you who are young in the faith
    because you have won your battle with the evil one.

1 John 2:13 NLT

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

How was your Christmas? I  pray it was blessed.

Meditate on this name today. What does it mean to you today that Christ existed from the beginning?

Blessings on you as you finish out 2017 and prepare for a new year.

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 has to raise their support. Consider getting it gift for any missionaries you know.

Here’s what one of the readers of The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart had to say.

“I’ve always found great joy in exploring God’s unique identity and have studied it often. But this book has opened my eyes in new ways to appreciate who He is, and to love Him more than ever. Each day is a heart-warming adventure as I come to know Him more, and examine my relationship with Him in new ways.”

Ken Williams, Ph.D, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Founder of International Training Partners

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Jesus Christ Our Lord

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

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To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority,

through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Jude 1:25

God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship

with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:9

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

Consider each word in this name:

·        Jesus—His human name

·        Christ—the Messiah, the Anointed One

·        Our—He’s not only the Lord of others, but He is your Lord

·        Lord—Master, owner

Jesus came to earth as God’s Anointed One to be your Lord and Savior. What does that mean to you?

Notice 1 Corinthians 1:9 says that God is faithful and He called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus. Think about that. The word faithful is Pistos meaning trustworthy, sure and true. How does this affect your life?

How does your life reflect that Jesus is your Lord and Master? Is there anything you may need to change?

One gift I’m giving to people this year is a large nail with a red ribbon bow on it, with a note saying, “A Reminder of Why Baby Jesus Came.” This Christmas season, think about why the Baby came. Consider giving this gift. It’s inexpensive and a great reminder.

A Prayer for You:

Jesus Christ, thank You for coming to earth to be both my Messiah, the One who would save me from my sins, as well as my Lord and Master. I’m so grateful for all You did for me. I want to bring You glory, majesty, power and authority through my life.

 Here’s what my pastor said when he read The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart:

 “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

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. This is a great resource for any missionaries, short-term or long-term, who have to raise their support. Consider getting it as a Christmas gift!


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Eternal Life, Which was with the Father and Has Appeared to Us

The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.

1 John 1:2 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.

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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Mighty God

Gibbor El (Hebrew)

 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
 and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
 Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

 Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

The word for Mighty, Gibbor, in Hebrew means powerful, strong and valiant

Read the verses, below to see more about how mighty God is:

Jeremiah 32:18: “You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts” (ESV).

Luke 22:69: “But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God”.

What do these verses say to you about the Lord?

In Isaiah 9:6, the Messiah is referred to as the Mighty God. In Luke 22:69, the Messiah will be seated at the right hand of the Mighty God. What does it mean to you today that both Jesus and Father God are called the Mighty God?

In what ways do you want to see His might, His power?

 A Prayer for You:

Mighty God, I worship You today. Thank You that Your strength is not like any human’s. You are all-powerful. There is absolutely nothing that is too hard for You. Thank You that I can lean on You and trust You for everything in my life.

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

© 2017 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

·        The word for Mighty, Gibbor, in Hebrew means powerful, strong and valiant.

·        Read the verses, below to see more about how mighty God is:

·        Jeremiah 32:18: “You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts” (ESV).

·        Luke 22:69: “But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God”  .

·        What do these verses say to you about the Lord?

·        In Isaiah 9:6, the Messiah is referred to as the Mighty God. In Luke 22:69, the Messiah will be seated at the right hand of the Mighty God. What does it mean to you today that both Jesus and Father God are called the Mighty God?

·        In what ways do you want to see His might, His power?

·        Continue to memorize Isaiah 9:6. Memorizing the Word isn’t as hard as many people think it is. Simply reading it repeatedly and meditating on it will get it into your mind and heart.

Exact Representation of His Being

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

Hebrews 1:3 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. This is such an amazing verse. There is so much in it. These are descriptions of Jesus.

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, take the time to focus on Jesus, the reason for the season.

It is not too late to get your copies of 2031 Names of God: Transform Your Life as You Get to Know God in New Waysfor Christmas. Consider getting it for your pastor. This makes an excellent resource for any pastors or students.

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 Keys to Joy: How to Unlock God’s Gift of Lasting Happiness  

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 Would you consider getting copies of The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart to give as Christmas gifts to help get the word out about it? Your friends and family will be blessed by the book. If you want more than 5 copies you can get greater discounts. Email me directly at Gaylyn@365namesofGod.com.

 “There is no greater means to become free of sin, sadness and sorrow than taking our eyes off ourselves and placing our hope wholly in God. Knowing the names of God is to know the heart of God. Gaylyn Williams helps us know God better by revealing his character and nature. Take the time to read this book and you will be changed.”

Gary Wilkerson, President, World Challenge and Lead Pastor, The Springs Church

 

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Carpenter’s Son

Tektonos Huios (Gk)

 They scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers—James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas.

Matthew 13:55 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.

Do you long to know God better?  2031 Names of God is a simple, yet powerful book that will help you experience the fullness of your awesome God through His names revealed in his Word. You’ll come into God’s presence in new and fresh ways. Go to http://www.rrbooks.org/books/2031-names-of-godfor more information. 

“This wonderful collection of Names of our Lord that has been compiled by a special friend of my wife and me, Gaylyn Williams. You will find literally hundreds and hundreds of such descriptive expressions in Scripture in the pages that follow. Indeed, the author of this helpful guide has saved you countless hours in searching out these cherished expressions describing the nature and character of our Lord.”

—Dick Eastman, International President of Every Home for Christ

 

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 have to raise their support. Consider getting it as a Christmas gift!

© 2017 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

Wonderful Counselor

Pele Yahats (Hebrew)

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

© 2017 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
 and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
 Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

  Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Pele means a miracle, a wonder or a marvelous thing. The Hebrew root for Yahats means to advise, consult and guide. Think about these meanings. What does it mean to you that God sent us the Wonderful Counselor?
  • In what areas do you need the Wonderful Counselor today?
  • Read the verses, below to see more about God as our Counselor. What do they say to you?

John 14:16: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.”

John 14:26: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” See also John 15:26.

  • Isaiah refers to the Messiah, Jesus, as the Counselor, whereas John refers to the Holy Spirit as the Counselor. I’m grateful I have two Counselors.

A Prayer for You:

Wonderful Counselor, thank You for coming to earth to show me the truth and to guide me throughout my life. Help me to rely on You and Your wisdom more and less on my own understanding. I want to learn to go to You first when I need advice.

Chuck Asay, Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist, said about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart:

It seems our Creator puts a lot of stock in names. I’m sure He knows my name but do I know His? This exceptional daily devotional reveals God’s character. What a relationship builder is this guide to all who want to draw closer to God. And when we draw closer to Him, “blessings” happen. 

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 All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go, Solutions to De-Stressing Your Life, Recover Your Sanity