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God’s Name: Your Refuge


Your Refuge

mehona (hebrew)

The eternal God is your refuge,

and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Deuteronomy 33:27 (NKJV)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • We looked at another name in this verse two weeks ago: Eternal God
  • Mehona means den, habitation, dwelling place and refuge.
  • Ask the Lord to show you how He is your refuge or your dwelling place. What does that look like to you?
  • In Isaiah 32:1-2 we see the Lord as our “refuge from the storm” and in Psalm 59:16, He is our “refuge in times of trouble.” How do these verses add to your view of God as your refuge?
  • Do you have a place you go to for refuge, when you need to get away from the stresses and pain of life? Could the Lord be that place of refuge for you?
  • If God is not already your refuge, what might you need to do to find your refuge in Him? If you’re not sure, ask Him. He’ll show you.

A Prayer for You:

Lord, thank You that You are my refuge. You are the place I can find shelter from all the storms of life. Teach me to live in You—in Your refuge.

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

 

Steven R Sherwood, Sr., Pastor Fairview Baptist Church, Kokomo, IN, says about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

This book is a labor of love from Gaylyn Williams’ heart, to God’s people who desire to know Him better, and what better way to get to know Him than to study His names. I urge you, to use this book along with your Bible, read it daily, study it and meditate on Him, the God who is Love (1 John 4:16 Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). As I studied this book, I oft found myself laughing, shouting and crying with joy as the Holy Spirit would overwhelm me with the greatness of Who God is. As I type this, tears of joy fill my eyes again. It is joy over what this has done for me and what Father will do for you, through this work, if you will open your heart and take the time to get to know Him through His names. Wow!!! What a Savior!!!

 

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God’s Name: God Who Holds Me TogetherGod Who Holds Me Together

Be good to me, God—and now!
I’ve run to you for dear life.
I’m hiding out under your wings
until the hurricane blows over.
I call out to High God,
the God who holds me together.
He sends orders from heaven and saves me,
he humiliates those who kick me around.
God delivers generous love,
he makes good on his word.

Psalm 57:1-3 MSG

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.

Jerry Bridges, Author of twelve books, including, Trusting God Even Though It Hurts, says about 2031 Names of God:

“The Bible uses many names for God, each of them designed to reflect one facet of His glorious character. Gaylyn Williams has done a remarkable job of identifying the numerous names God uses to describe Himself. Meditating on these names will help us to know God more intimately. This series will prove useful in enriching one’s daily quiet time.”
Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author with my dad of Keys to Joy, a Bible study on how to unlock God’s lasting happiness.

 

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Eternal God

God’s Name: Eternal God

Qedem elohim (hebrew)

The eternal God is your refuge,

and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Deuteronomy 33:27 (NKJV)

 

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Qedem is translated eternal, old, east and ancient. Think about what it means that God is eternal—He has no beginning or ending. He has always existed. Think about this: how can God have no beginning? Ask God to show you what that might look like.
  • When you think of Him today, remind yourself that “The eternal God is your refuge.” He is the One you can depend on.
  • In what ways do you need to know God as the Eternal God?
  • We’ll look at another name in this verse in a couple of weeks.

A Prayer for You:

Eternal God, please draw me close to Yourself and help me to grow to know You more. I praise You that You have always existed and You will never end, so I know I can depend on You.

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 for Every Believer, 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.

Click here to learn more and to get a free sample of Battlefield Strategies for Every Believer.

 

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God Who Holds in His Hand

God’s Name: God Who Holds in His Hand Your

Life and All Your Ways

 

You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone,

which cannot see or hear or understand.

But you did not honor

the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.

Daniel 5:23 NIV

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

Consider:

  • Meditate on this name.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.
  • How have you seen God hold your life in His hand?

Ken Royer, D.Min., Director of Pastoral Care, Link Care Center Fresno, California, said about Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners:

“An outstanding book, applying Biblical principles to partner development in Christian missions. I recommend this book for all missionaries — with the goal that we may return to God’s plan in building a team for effective outreach to a world in need of the Savior.”
In Never Do Fundraising Again you’ll:

  • Discover how to convert one-time gifts into lifetime partnerships.
  • Learn how to motivate people to want to support your ministry so you maintain full support.
  • Change your perspective on partnership development from drudgery into a joyful ministry.

In this practical, biblical book you will discover how to:

  • Employ effective communication skills—both written and verbal
  • Transform the stress and drudgery of fundraising into a joyful ministry
  • Utilize proven strategies to spend less time, effort and money to maintain full support
  • Cultivate life-long ministry partners and close friends
  • Inspire your partners to become your best recruiters for more support
  • Enjoy freedom from worry about your financial needs

Never Do Fundraising Again contains proven strategies and skills for building and maintaining your support. Gaylyn and Ken Williams, a father-daughter team, wroteNever Do Fundraising Again. They give proven strategies to spend less time and effort on fundraising but with greater success. Experience the amazing power of gratitude and God’s promised provision from two lifelong missionaries.

 

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author with my dad of Keys to Joy, a Bible study on how to unlock God’s lasting happiness.

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 800-788-9171.

 

God’s Name: He Who Blots Out Your

Transgressions


He Who Blots Out Your Transgressions

hu makhaw pesha (hebrew)

I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,

and I will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 43:25 (ESV)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Hu is he. Makhaw means to erase, wipe out, blot out or destroy. Pesha means a revolt, rebellion, sin or trespass. Sin means an offense and its penalty. How comforting to know that God has completely erased our sins—never to be remembered again! When you confess your sin, you can imagine God saying, “What sin?”
  • Thank Him that He blots out your sins and never remembers them again. However, we don’t want to presume on God’s grace and forgiveness. Galatians 5:13 says, “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.”
  • Are there any sins you need to confess today? You might want to ask the Lord to reveal to you anything you need to confess.

A Prayer For You:

Lord, I’m grateful that You wipe out my transgressions and will never remember them again. Thank You that You not only erase my sin, You traded Your righteousness for my sin as 2 Corinthians 5:21 says. I know I don’t deserve it, but I’m so thankful.

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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Laura Mae Gardner, D.Min., International Training Consultant for Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International, said about Keys to Joy:

This father/daughter writing team have produced something profoundly useful for the Christian community. It will bless and help anyone who studies it. Ken is a legend in Wycliffe Bible Translators. My husband and I have known him for 40 years. He lives the principles expressed in this book. So does Gaylyn. The diversity of their experience strengthens the book and enhances its usefulness. Authentic, soundly practical, occasionally funny, often heart-wrenching—you’ll love it!

 

Keys to Joy is a practical Bible study. Does your joy and happiness come in waves? Do you find yourself wanting to be more joyful in your everyday life? In this practical, life-changing Bible study, you’ll uncover strength and encouragement. It will help you climb to new heights of joy with God and others.

Discover 13 Surprising, Proven Keys to Unlock Your Joy

Keys to Joy not only shows you the door, but gives you the keys you need to usher yourself into God’s lasting joy. Discover how to:

  • Climb to new heights of joy in your relationships with God, family and others
  • Replace worry and fear with peace and contentment
  • Demolish unhappiness, misery and discouragement
  • Eradicate anything that locks joy out of your life
  • Transform trials into stepping stones

In this practical, life-changing Bible study, you’ll uncover strength and encouragement for your life. Each daily study includes powerful stories and Scriptures with questions for reflecting on the joy God has for you.

Keys to Joy is great for individuals, couples or small groups, and includes a leader’s guide for a group study. It provides the biblical understanding and life patterns you need to live joyfully regardless of your struggles. Once you’ve opened the door to joy, you’ll know how to assure it’s never shut again.

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 800-788-9171.

God’s Name: God Who Gives Endurance and

Encouragement

God Who Gives Endurance and Encouragement

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement

give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,

so that with one mind and one voice

you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:5 NIV

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

Consider:

  • Meditate on this name.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.
  • In what ways do you need each?
    • Endurance
    • Encouragement
  • Tell God what you need and allow Him to be to you the God Who Gives Endurance and Encouragement.

 

Click here to learn more and to get a free sample: The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You: A Daily Adventure with Your Identity in Christ

Dwan Bent-Twyford, author of How to Sell a House When it is Worth Less Than You Owe, said about All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go:

All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go is an incredible book especially for today’s world. With unemployment up, foreclosures at an all-time high, and bad news everywhere you look, it is no wonder America is stressed. Gaylyn and Ken offer this easy-to-use practical study guide to help you deal with today’s problems. They teach you practical techniques that anyone can use to learn how to manage stress and to enjoy life again.

 

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author with my dad of Keys to Joy, a Bible study on how to unlock God’s lasting happiness.

 

© 2019 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 800-788-9171.

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