Elohim Creator God

Names of GodWhere do you run in times of trouble, worry or fear? When temptation seeks to overtake you? When
your energy is spent? Where do you run in your time of need?  Who do you turn to for answers? What is your go to “reaction” when things aren’t going well or going your way?

Why don’t we run to the arms of our all-sufficient God? I think it’s because most of us don’t really know our God. —Kay Arthur…continue reading

Where Do You Run?

Where do you run…

  • When you’re troubled and worried?
  • When your energy is spent?
  • When you’re weary from running?
  • When you feel insecure?
  • When the day to day tasks have you overwhelmed you?
  • When grief has consumed you?
  • When you’re having trouble finding answers to the questions of life?

In your time of need, where do you turn?…continue reading

Restless Wandering

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Do you ever feel stuck? In a rut? Or that you’re wandering, searching for that thing to fill the restlessness? Perhaps life is in such constant change that you are finding it hard to keep up. I have to admit, I like change at times (this is one reason my house is in a constant state of redecorating). I don’t like to live with too much routine, but I’m also a creature of habit. I do like adventure, creating and discovering new and exciting things, but I also need a sense of calm and stability to my life. This zig-zag can leave a girl feeling dizzy and plain worn out! …continue reading

Four Words for the New Year

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Okay, so I know I’m a little late to the game in writing something about New Year goals.  I’m not really one to make a list of goals or resolutions each year, however I do find that as each year draws to a close I find myself reflecting on the past year.  It normally begins as I’m writing my Christmas letters to family.  If you’re new to the blog, you can read all about them here.  This year, they were encouraging, beautiful and were the highlight of my Christmas (as they always are).…continue reading

He is the Prince of Peace!

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Day 25

Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with the joy of knowing Jesus as your Prince of Peace!

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

May the Word of God encourage your heart today as you read through these Scriptures that speak of Jesus as our Prince of Peace:…continue reading

He is the Everlasting Father

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Day 24

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

Take a look at the definition for Everlasting Father in the original language:

everlasting – ‘aḏ – A noun meaning eternity; perpetuity, for ever, continuing future. The word signifies God’s dwelling place.

Father – ’âḇ – of God as father of his people

In Genesis 21:33, God reveals Himself to Abraham by His name, ’êl ‘ôlâm, the Everlasting God!

’êl – God, the one true God, Jehovah; mighty things in nature strength, power; Almighty God.

‘ôlâm –  everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity, for ever, always.

Read through the following verses that help us to know He is our Everlasting Father:…continue reading

He is Mighty God!

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Day 23

We are just a few days from Christmas!  Perhaps your strength and stamina are quickly waning. Perhaps you’re facing a difficult situation this Christmas that is beyond your ability to bear. Take heart and be encouraged! Our God is Mighty! And He allows things into our lives to drive us to the feet of Jesus. He WILL give us things beyond our ability to endure, because He wants us to come to Him, to rest in Him and to look to Him for our strength. We need Him desperately, but our self-sufficiency is often a barrier to experiencing the abundance of His presence in our lives and all the joy, peace and pleasure that it brings.

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

Take a look at the definition for Mighty God in the original language:

mighty – gibbôr – an adjective meaning brave, strong, mighty. The word refers to God Himself as ’el gibbôr, usually rendered as the Mighty God. It is used to describe the Child born to rule and govern God’s kingdom as Mighty God. It describes the might and power of the messianic King

Read through the following verses that speak to us of God who is Mighty! and be encouraged by His presence today.

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God. —Deuteronomy 10:17

The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing. —Zephaniah 3:17

Who is this King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory!
Selah —Psalm 24:8-10

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. —1 Peter 5:6-7

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. —Matthew 11:28

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me. So I take pleasure in weaknesses, insults, catastrophes, persecutions, and in pressures, because of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. —2 Corinthians 12:9-10

May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light. —Colossians 1:11-12

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen —Ephesians 3:20-21

In what area of your life today do you need to know Him as Mighty God? Fall at the feet of Jesus and find rest for your weary soul and strength to face whatever comes your way this day.

Worship Him!

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