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Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he,SJ Journal front cover

I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you;

I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 46:4

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

This book has an accompanying journal. Get a free sample of both at the link above.

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Some of the definitions of sustain are support, provide for, maintain and encourage.
  • God is the One who holds us up and keeps us going. Look at the verses below to see how God sustains us.
  • Psalm 3:5: “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.”
  • Psalm 41:3: “The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.”
  • See also Nehemiah 9:21; Psalm 54:4; 55:22.
  • In what ways have you seen God sustain you?
  • In what ways do you need the Lord to sustain you?
  • When I was doing a single-parent family ministry, it was exhausting. I taught weekly classes, made meals for single parents, had a food bank, did one-on-one ministry, plus raised my own sons on my own. I became weary. During that time, the Lord sustained me. He held me up, encouraged me and provided for me.
  • Thank God that He will sustain you throughout your life—to your old age and gray hairs!

A Prayer for You:

Thank You, Lord, that You are the One who sustains me. You encourage me, support me and provide for me. Thank You that You made me, will carry me, sustain me and rescue me even to my old age. That is so comforting. Help me to remember this throughout all my days.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

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

Bob Creson,  President/CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, says about Keys to Joy:

“John records a wonderful statement made by Jesus, “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! (John 15:11 NLT)  Jesus wants our joy to overflow.  What are these things that Jesus spoke of?  In this book, Keys to Joy,  Ken and Gaylyn Williams, the father-daughter writing team, do us a favor by reminding us of the things that lead to joy in the Christian life.  Based on the study of God’s Word, the contents of this book will lead the reader to a greater sense of who God is, and a deep abiding peace in the One who loves us and wants a relationship with his children.

 

 

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2031 Names of God

They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.

Psalm 18:18 NIV

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

Meditate on this name My Support

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

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

Jerry Bridges, missionary with The Navigators and author of twelve books, including, Trusting God Even Though It Hurts and The Joy of Fearing God, 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. In this series, Gaylyn Williams has done a remarkable job of identifying and explaining the various names God uses to describe Himself. Meditating on these names, one day at a time, will help us to know God more intimately. This series will prove useful in enriching one’s daily quiet time.”

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Eyaluth (Heb)

O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are my fortress.

Psalm 59:9

God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.

Habakkuk 3:19 ESV

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

Meditate on God’s Name: My Strength

Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.

Blessings on you today and in the coming days.

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 gift for a missionary you know!

General David B. Warner, USAF (Ret.), Executive Director, Officers’ Christian Fellowship says about 2031 Names of God:

“We serve an amazing God!  Understanding and appreciating the character of the Lord is the beginning of knowing who we are in Him.  In Gaylyn Williams’ ‘2031 Names of God,’ she explores and uncovers who God is by examining the 2031 names given to the Lord.  As a military retiree who spent 30 years serving my Nation and my Lord, how refreshing it will be to those who serve to discover in a more intimate way the Lord they serve through this journey Gaylyn will take you on.”

 

 

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When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, 

“I am El-Shaddai—God Almighty.

Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.”

Genesis 17:1 (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:

  • El Shaddai in Hebrew means the all-sufficient God, God Almighty or the One Who is all-powerful.
  • In 2 Corinthians 12:9, Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” God’s grace is all you need. El Shaddai is sufficient for you and for me.
  • Meditate on the name, God Almighty. He is all powerful. He is sufficient for all that you need.
  • What does it mean to you today, knowing He is all you need and His grace is enough?
  • Thank and praise the Lord that He is God Almighty.

A Prayer for You:

El Shaddai, I’m so grateful that You are the all-sufficient God. You are all I need in every area of my life. Thank You that I can depend on You. Teach me to rely less on myself and more on You, God Almighty.

To get a free copy of “Unlocking Joy” click the link.

Blessings on you as you get to know God in new ways,

Gaylyn

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God’s Name: My Strong Champion

Pushed to the wall, I called to God;
    from the wide open spaces, he answered.
God’s now at my side and I’m not afraid;
    who would dare lay a hand on me?
God’s my strong champion;
    I flick off my enemies like flies.

Psalm 118:5-7 MSG

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

  • Meditate on God’s Name: My Strong Champion.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today.

If you haven’t checked out the book I wrote on Spiritual warfare, I’d Battlefield Strategies front coverencourage you to do so now. It contains powerful principles that I use daily. Dick Eastman wrote the foreword.

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. Consider getting it as a gift!

 

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A voice came from the cloud, saying,

“This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”

Luke 9:35 NIV

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

 Meditate on this name today. Ask God what He wants you to know from it.

I’d love to hear what the Lord shows you about this name!

Blessings,

Gaylyn Williams

Chuck Asay, Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist, said about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s HeartA Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names: 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. 

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The Faithful Holy One

Judah is unruly against God,
    even against the faithful Holy One.

Hosea 11:12 NIV

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

I don’t know about you, but I don’t ever want God to say this about me. How about you? What might you need to do so that God can never say that about you?

Meditate on this name today.

Twenty-seven years ago yesterday, my son Daniel entered Heaven. I wonder what he is doing today. I wonder if he found my dad.

Blessings on you, Gaylyn Williams, author of  The Surprising Joy of Discover How God Sees You

A Daily Adventure with Your Identity in Christ

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

 

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