Father, I thank You for Who You are to me. I thank You for making a way where there seems to be no way and for doing the impossible! You are Elohim, the Almighty God, the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is within it. You are Jehovah, the Great I AM, the self-existent One, Who is ever-present with us! You are the God Who is more than enough, El-Shadai, the all-sufficient One! You are Jehovah-Jireh, the God who provides for my every need! You are Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals! You are El Elyon, the Most High God! You are El-Roi, the God who sees everything that we go through! You never sleep and You never slumber, but You are always aware of what we are experiencing. You are Adonai, my Lord and Master! I praise You this morning because You are worthy to receive my praise!
As I think back through the years and ponder on my relationship with God I can’t help but think about the impact that the Bible Study “Lord, I Want To Know You”, by Kay Arthur, had upon my life. It was through that Bible Study that I came to know the Lord through learning about His names and what they mean. I learned to depend on Elohim, the Lord our God, the Mighty God! Elohim, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. One in essence and character, but three persons united as One.
It was through this study that I learned about how God revealed Himself to the Hebrews in their time of need. God came to them and revealed Himself to them as the solution to their problem by the name that He was known as. When they needed healing He revealed Himself as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord Who heals. It was at each of these times that they needed Him that He came as the the One who held that answer within His character and nature. He is Jehovah-Jireh, the God Who provides!
It is this God that I know, that I love and that I serve! He is worthy today of all praise, glory and honor! And I choose to worship Him in spirit and in truth!
As I got up this morning this song was running through my mind. Regardless of the sadness of heart that I feel today in Gerald and I having lost a friend, I am reminded that nothing is too difficult for my God! He is worthy of my praise and worship and I choose to do that!