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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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I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live,

but Christ who lives in me.

And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in

the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 (ESV)

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:

  • Look at the first part of the name. What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Think about this name. Although Jesus is the Son of God—the God of the Universe—He loved you and gave Himself for you. He took your place, paying for your sins so you could live with Him forever. Now that’s love! Can you imagine a love greater than that?
  • I’m sitting in the Jericho Center, an incredible house of prayer (one of my favorite places to be!). The worship team just sang a song with these words: “You laid Your glory aside. You signed up for our death row. You paid the penalty that I owe.”
  • Think about the words to that song. Jesus was in Heaven, surrounded by astounding glory and adoration. He laid all that aside for you and me. We were on “death row,” condemned to die for our sins, because we couldn’t stand before a holy God. Jesus, the perfect Son of God, signed up to take our place on death row. He paid our penalty. That is incredible love!

A Prayer for You:

Thank You, Lord, for Your marvelous love for me. Thank You that though You are the Son of God, yet You loved me so much that You gave Yourself for me. I can’t even begin to understand the depths of Your love. Open my eyes to be able to see how much You really love me.

Ken Williams, Ph.D, Founder of International Training Partners, co-author of Keys to Joy and my dad!) said about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart:

“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.”

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

 

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Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His NamesThe Surprising Joy of Exploring God's Heart

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor;

he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,

and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.

Isaiah 61:1 (ESV)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Jesus quoted this verse about Himself in Luke 4:17-19.
  • Spirit of the Lord God is a compound name in Hebrew. ruah means spirit, breath or wind. Adonai meanslord, master and controller. Yehwih is a variation of Yahweh. It is only used after Adonai, but the Jews pronounce it Elohim so they don’t say the same word twice in a row.
  • Meditate on this name. Ask the Lord to reveal more of Himself to you through it.
  • Today, as we celebrate the freedom we have in the United States as a nation, we want to look at the freedom that God brings us. As this verse says, Jesus came to bring us freedom.
  • In what ways do you need the Lord to bring you freedom?
  • Ask Him to show you any ways you are held captive—it could be in your thoughts, your feelings, relationships, people you need to forgive, etc. The Lord wants you to have complete freedom. Thank Him that He came to bring you freedom.
  • The Spirit is also on us, sending us to bind the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom for captives. How can you do that in your sphere of influence? One way I do it is through the Sozo ministry .

A Prayer for You:

Spirit of the Lord God, I worship You today. Thank You that You came upon Jesus and anointed Him to do all the things in this verse. And thank You Holy Spirit that I can claim this verse for myself, because I know You have anointed me to do Your work. Teach me more about Yourself and this name.

Happy 4th of July. If you enjoy this blog and would like more, check out the book that this is from: The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart: A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

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God’s Name: Your Rear GuardCover for 2031 Names of God

You will not leave in haste    or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you,
    the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 52:12 NIV

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

 © 2014 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Meditate on God’s Name: Your Rear Guard. 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  Keys to Joy: How to Unlock God’s Gift of Lasting Happiness

And  The Surprising Joy of Discover How God Sees You: A Daily Adventure with Your Identity in Christ

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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God’s Name: Everlasting Arms The Surprising Joy of Exploring God's Heart

Olam Zeroa (Hebrew)

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

The eternal God is your refuge,

 and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Deuteronomy 33:27 (NKJV)

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Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Olam means eternity, perpetual, always and continuance. Zeroa means arm, strength and power. God’s strength and power are always with us.
  • This is one of my favorite verses. When I’m going through a tough time, it helps me to remember that when I hit the bottom, I’m resting on God’s everlasting arms. That is so comforting.
  • Right now, imagine yourself resting in God’s arms.
  • Meditate on God’s everlasting arms. Ask Him to show you what they look like and feel like to you.
  • ·          Write this verse and put it somewhere you can see when you need comfort and encouragement. It is short enough you could easily memorize it.*

A Prayer for You:

Thank You, Lord for Your everlasting arms that are always underneath me. Help me to learn to feel Your arms around me and under me during the easier times in my life, so I can recognize them quicker when times get harder.

 * For ideas on how to memorize Scripture, go to https://RRbooks.org

 

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The Beginning and the EndCover for 2031 Names of God

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Revelation 22:13 NIV

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

Happy New Year!

Meditate on this name. Ask the Lord to reveal what He wants you to see from it today. What does it mean to you that God is the beginning and the end? I’m so glad I can depend on Him.

As you are ending one year and getting ready for a new year, take some time to talk to the Lord about both. Is there anything that you want to change in the new year. God will help you, if you ask Him and trust Him. That is so much better than making a New Year’s Resolution.

Blessings on you as you get to know God,

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

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God’s Name: Mighty GodThe Surprising Joy of Exploring God's Heart

Gibbor El (Hebrew)

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

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?

·        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.

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.

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