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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

© 2014 Relationship Resources, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

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God’s Name: King-God

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

Listen, God! Please, pay attention!

Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries?

King-God, I need your help. Every morning you’ll hear me at it again.

Psalm 5:2 (MSG)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • This name is Melek Elohim in Hebrew. Melek means king or royal. Elohim means God, judge, great and mighty.
  • God is the King of the universe and yet He is a God we can talk to and who listens to us. How has God answered your prayers recently?
  • In what areas do you need help? King-God is listening, waiting for you to call. Talk to Him today.
  • Have you ever met a king? I haven’t, although I did meet the President of Guatemala. I even got a hug from him at church one Sunday. It was such an honor to meet him, yet it is much more of an honor to know the King-God.
  • In this verse, King David is asking God to make sense of his ramblings, his groans and his cries. Can you relate to that? Anytime you are having a hard time making sense of how you’re feeling and even your ramblings, you can ask God to help you figure it out.
  • David says that every morning he talks to God. I believe it is important to start every day by spending time with the Lord, talking to Him as well as letting Him talk to you through His Word.
  • What a privilege to talk to our God and King every day.

A Prayer for You:

King-God, I’m so grateful that You aren’t too busy to listen to my prayers. Thank You that even though You are the King of kings, You care about the things that are happening in my life. (Take some time now to tell King-God what your concerns are.)

To get a free copy of “Unlocking Joy” go to https://www.rrbooks.org/free-e-books.

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

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

Chuck Asay, Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist, said about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart:

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. 

© 2014 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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[Jesus said,] “I am coming to you. Holy Father,

protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me,

so that they may be one as we are one.”

John 17:11

The Surprising Joy Journal is now available! It can be used with the Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart or separately. Each day has the name of God, a verse and room to write your thoughts about that name.

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • In John 17:1, Jesus referred to God as Father. Here He adds that God is a Holy Father. God is not only a loving and kind Father to us, but He is also holy.
  • The Greek word for holy, Hagios, means sacred, pure, moral or blameless. Merriam-Webster defines holy as “exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness.” Pater means Father.
  • Meditate on this name. What does it mean to you that God is a Holy Father? He is Jesus’ Holy Father, but He is also your Holy Father.
  • Notice what Jesus was asking His Father to do—protect us by the power of His name. Think about that. What does it mean to you that God protects you by the power of His name?
  • Jesus was also asking His Holy Father to make us one, as He is one with the Father. How are they one?
  • How do you think God wants us to be one with other believers? What might that look like? Ask the Lord to show you.

A Prayer for You:SJ Journal front cover

Holy Father, I worship You because You are worthy of my complete devotion. You are pure, blameless and perfect, yet You are also my loving Father. Thank You. Teach me to know You and honor You more.

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

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.

To get a free copy of “Unlocking Joy” go to www.rrbooks.org/free-e-books.

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

Gaylyn

© 2013 Relationship Resources, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

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The Surprising Joy of Exploring God's HeartGod’s Name: The Name

The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because

they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.

Acts 5:41

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:

  • Onoma shows authority and character. In With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray said, “What is a person’s name? It is a word or expression in which a person is represented to us. When I mention or hear a name, it brings to mind the whole man, what I know of him and also the impression he has made on me. His name is the symbol of His power. And so each name of God embodies and represents some part of the glory of the Unseen One. The name of Christ is the expression of everything He has done and everything He is and lives to do as our mediator.”
  • Psalm 20:7 says “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
  • Over and over in the Word we hear about the Name of the Lord. When you see that, it should remind you of everything He is.
  • I started studying references to God’s Name about five years ago. I’m amazed at all the times the Bible just mentions “name,” rather than a specific name of the Lord. Why do you think God does that?
  • Think about this name of God today. There is no one that even begins to compare with our God. The people in the New Testament just referred to Jesus as “The Name.” Think about that.

A Prayer for You:

Lord, thank You for Your Name and all that it represents—Your power, Your presence, Your character, Your qualities and so much more. Teach me to know Your Name in new ways.

To get a free copy of “Unlocking Joy” go to www.rrbooks.org/free-e-books.

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

Gaylyn

© 2013 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Surprising Joy of Exploring God's HeartGod’s Name: King-God

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

 

Listen, God! Please, pay attention!

Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries?

King-God, I need your help. Every morning you’ll hear me at it again.

Psalm 5:2 (MSG)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • This name is Melek Elohim in Hebrew. Melek means king or royal. Elohim means God, judge, great and mighty.
  • God is the King of the universe and yet He is a God we can talk to and who listens to us. How has God answered your prayers recently?
  • In what areas do you need help? King-God is listening, waiting for you to call. Talk to Him today.
  • Have you ever met a king? I haven’t, although I did meet the President of Guatemala. I even got a hug from him at church one Sunday. It was such an honor to meet him, yet it is much more of an honor to know the King-God.
  • In this verse, King David is asking God to make sense of his ramblings, his groans and his cries. Can you relate to that? Anytime you are having a hard time making sense of how you’re feeling and even your ramblings, you can ask God to help you figure it out.
  • David says that every morning he talks to God. I believe it is important to start every day by spending time with the Lord, talking to Him as well as letting Him talk to you through His Word.
  • What a privilege to talk to our God and King every day.

A Prayer for You:

King-God, I’m so grateful that You aren’t too busy to listen to my prayers. Thank You that even though You are the King of kings, You care about the things that are happening in my life. (Take some time now to tell King-God what your concerns are.)

To get a free copy of “Unlocking Joy” go to www.rrbooks.org/free-e-books.

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

Gaylyn

Chuck Asay, Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist, said about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart:

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.

© 2013 Relationship Resources, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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