We offer prayers to God, but sometimes, we lose touch with who He really is. One way to freshen our prayer life and our spirits is to rehearse the names of God. There are several throughout the Bible– too many to list them all here, though I will leave some at the end of today’s blog and links to sites that list more.
The pursuit of prayer isn’t just about the act of praying– it is about knowing God better; getting to know who He is, and who we are in Him. God is so much bigger than any one name or title, and the more we rehearse and remember His attributes, the more we discover Him to be beyond all that we can think or imagine.
That’s My King–Dr. S. M. Lockridge In just over four minutes, Dr. Lockridge builds an amazing word picture of Jesus Christ– one that I have turned to often over the years. If this pocket of a sermon doesn’t give you goosebumps, I don’t know what will. Here’s the PDF version if you can’t get the video.
It is also a wonderful idea to keep a running list (or start one) of your personal names for God– in fact, many of the names we use come from names given by others after a personal encounter with God. “The God Who Sees,” “The God Who Hears.” “God My Provider,” “The God Who Heals,” and many more are scattered throughout the Bible as God revealed Himself in a personal way to various people. There are also names and titles God has used to introduce Himself– “The God of Abraham,” “Yahweh (I AM),” “King of Kings,” “Almighty,” and many more.
God is spirit– we may feel His presence, but we do not see Him as He really is– not yet! And when we don’t see Him, we can lose sight of His Glory and Honor and Power. So let’s take some time today to “see” Him with new eyes– eyes of wonder and awe as we get just a bigger glimpse of Who HE Is!
Do you know Him?
A 30-Day Prayer Guide for the Names of God (Navigators. org)
Q and A about the Names of God (Bibleinfo.com)
A few of the Names and Titles of God:
Alpha and Omega
Ancient of Days
Author and Finisher of Our Faith
Beginning and the End
Bread of Life
Breath of Life/Breath of Heaven
Fisher of Men
I AM THAT I AM
Lamb of God (Jesus)
Lord of Lords
Maker of Heaven and Earth
Most Holy/Most High
Name Above All Names
Omnipresent (ever present)
Prince of Peace
Promised One (Jesus)
Quick to Hear
Resurrection (and the Life)
Shield and Defender
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (The Same)…
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