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God’s Name: He Who Made a Way through the

Sea

This is what the Lord says—he who made a way through the sea,

a path through the mighty waters.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • The first part of the verses above describes who this God is that is talking. The last part is what the Lord says to them and to us.
  • The first thing these verses say about God is He is the One who makes a way through the sea, a path through mighty waters. He did that for the Israelites in Exodus, but He will also do that for you today. What sea are you going through? Are you in deep waters? He will make a way through them. Ask Him right now to do that. Then thank and praise Him for what He has done and what He will do.
  • Now look at what the One who made a way through the sea has to say to you: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
  • What do you need to forget? There is a time to remember, and we need to remember the good things God has done for us. But there are other things we need to forget and stop dwelling on. Ask God to show you what you need to leave behind, so that He can do a new thing in your life this year.

A Prayer for You:

God, thank You that You are the One who makes a way through the mighty waters in my life. I’m so glad I can trust and rely on You to take care of me, protect me and guide me. Show me what I need to forget so that I can see the new thing You want to do in my life.

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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God’s Name: God, Who Gives Life to All Things

I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,

and before the Messiah Yeshua,

who in his witness to Pontius Pilate gave the same good testimony,

1 Timothy 6:13 (CJB)

God, Who Gives Life to All Things

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Meditate on this name today.
  • Look around you to see where He has given life. I’m in a cabin in the mountains and can see so much life around me. It brings me so much enjoyment to see the deer, llamas, birds, even the mosquitoes, ants and the blur of white fur I saw scurry behind the barn tonight. I’m so glad God created so many different things with life in them.
  • Thank Him for the life He has given you and your family.
  • As you go through your day, thank Him for all the life you see around you—in plants, animals, flowers, people, birds, bugs, etc.

A Prayer for You:

God, thank You for giving life to all things, especially to me, my family and friends. I can’t imagine what life would be like without all the living things around me. Teach me to enjoy Your creations more, recognizing Your hand in making each one.

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

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

 

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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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God’s Name: Him Who Is Able to Keep You from

Falling


Him Who Is Able to Keep You from Falling

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling

and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—

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 1:24 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.

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

 

Steven G. Edlin MA LCPC MFT, Counseling Director, TEAM, said about All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!

Gaylyn and Ken remind us that life without stress is no life at all. This book is the best material I have found on handling stress. The principles are solidly Biblical. They are born out of real life experience facing stress. This is a book that I will encourage all of our missionaries (in TEAM) to get and work through. I am grateful for this new resource that they can use. Thank you again for this book and the potential it has to help missionaries and many others with their stress.

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is all around you. From daily hassles to life-changing events, All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! gives you easy-to-use skills to find a balance and de-stress your life.

From the daily hassles to the catastrophic events, empower yourself to live a balanced, stress-free life. Discover easy–to-use skills enabling you to gain greater freedom from life’s ups and down. In today’s fast-paced, overworked world, stress is all around us: the economy, finances, raising children, health, jobs, school, family or lack of it, elderly parents, divorce, tragedy, debt, death, and conflict.

This unique self-improvement book uses Biblical principles to help us find spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Filled with stories and thought-provoking questions, this study is helpful for individuals or groups.

These practical skills have been proven worldwide with tens of thousands of people. The authors honestly share their personal experiences with major and minor stress. To learn more about stress management, check out our Trainings on Stress.

 

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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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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