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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.

 

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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.

 

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God’s Name: The First and the Last

First and the Last

Protos Kai Eskatos (Greek)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,

the Beginning and the End.

Revelation 22:13

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Protos means first, foremost, beginning or chief. Eskatos means last or final.
  • This verse has three names of God in it. Meditate on how Jesus is the First and the Last.
  • He has always been with you and He always will be with you.
  • Take some time to look back on this past year, focusing on all the good things God did in your life. If you don’t already have a “Gratitude List,” I’d encourage you to start one today. Write down everything for which you are thankful in this past year.
  • Ask the Lord to reveal to you more of His character through this name.
  • In what ways do you need the Lord to be your First and Last? Talk to Him about it. He loves you so much and loves talking to you and listening to you.
  • As you prepare to end one year and begin another, talk to the One who is the First and the Last.

A Prayer for You:

God, thank You for another year that You have been with me, even if things didn’t turn out like I hoped they would. I praise You that You are the First and the Last. You were with me at the beginning of the year, as well as the beginning of my life. And You are still with me at the end of this year and will be throughout all time. Thank You.

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart Reconcilable Differences

 

Pastor Tim Westcott, Senior Pastor of Idyllwild Bible Church, Idyllwild, CA, said about my new books, God’s Design for Community and Reconcilable Differences. Find out how you can get free copies of them!

“There is no church, no pastor, no elder board, no ministry team and no Bible study group that would not profit immensely from this book. 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 workshop using these materials are truly everyday tools. I use them in every relationship—from the casual acquaintance to the most intense counseling situation.”

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God’s Name: God, Who Makes Things Right

I’m thanking God, who makes things right.

I’m singing the fame of heaven-high God.

Psalm 7:17 (MSG)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

Meditate on this name. What does it mean to you that God makes things right? Ask Him to show you.

How have you seen God make things right in your life or your family’s lives? If you don’t think you have, ask the Lord to reveal ways He has been working, even when you can’t see them.

Are there any areas of your life that aren’t right? Ask God to make them right. You can partner with Him in making them right. Ask Him what He wants you to do.

When things are not right in our lives, we can start to feel very stressed. Talk to God about anything that is stressing you right now. Then listen for his answers.

A Prayer for You:

God, I’m so grateful that You are the One who makes things right for me. I don’t have to fix everything in my life and in my family’s lives. I can trust You to do that. And even when everything looks out of control, I choose to trust You to make everything right in Your own time.

Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s HeartHow God Sees You Front cover 10-16-13

 

Paul Lere, President of International Training Partners, said about Never Do Fundraising Again:

“This book is a wonderful description of biblical partnership for ministry! Gaylyn and Ken share a very practical and God-honoring lifestyle of relating to ministry partners that goes far beyond fundraising. I heartily recommend this resource to all involved in ministry today.”

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