#NamesOfGod2014 Volume III

* Not sure why this posted, half done, yesterday.  If you saw it, please dis-regard that and try today!*
This study is amazing.  If you are not participating, I strongly encourage you to grab a book and start it yourself.  It will not disappoint.  If you want to catch up, you can find my Volume 1 and Volume 2 posts for a recap.
Today I'm going to be covering Chapters 5-8.  I'm totally sure I'm on track with everyone else, but since there are no rules I am just going to handle it this way.  It makes sense in my mind! ha!

Chapter. 5 The All-Sufficient One
In previous reading, we leaned of Elohim, El Elyon, and El Roi. Today we are moving into the name El Shaddai, meaning the all-magnificent one
We see the example of God appearing as El Shaddai to Abram when he blessed he and Sarah with descendants.  This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible.  That's pure trust.  Abraham and Sarah believed in the Lord and His promises.  

In my own personal life, I've seen El Shaddai on those days when I felt like life was just too much and I was letting stress take over my heart and mind.  El Shaddai showed up and helped me conquer those issues.  
Chapter 6 The Lord
Before knowing God as El Shaddai, Arthur says we need to know Him as Adonai, meaning your Lord and Master.
To really know the Lord, you have to have a relationship with Him. This means you give total submission to Him. He is your Lord and Master. 

I really love how it states that with submission comes all we need for the task He puts before us.  So many times I find myself feeling "alone" but God always shows up and shows me that He has my hand, even in the most difficult of days.

Chapter 7 The Self-Existent One

We are introduced to another name, Jehovah.  This is a name fairly common in our language.  We see it abundantly in scripture. It is translated to mean " to be, or to become".  We see that God tells Moses at the burning bush that he is "I AM WHO I AM".  I think it's important for us all to remember that in our daily walks.  He is the same as he was and the same as He will be.  Lord and Master, forever.

Chapter 8 The Lord Will Provide

Jehovah-jireh, the Lord will provide.  Isn't that the best thing to hear?  Our Lord WILL BE THERE for us.  In those lonely bad days and through the glorious days.  He will be there. And He will provide.

Are you seeing God speak to you through this study? Have you been following along?  Don't forget to LINK-UP today with Rachel or Nicole.  I'm so excited to see what your heart has to say.  Don't be afraid to listen, He will speak.  


  1. This is awesome, Kayla! Total submission to Him can be tough, but so rewarding. That's what I'm working on now!

  2. Great photo! And this sounds like a good study! I'll have to start it after finishing my current one! :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I just love having you do this with us. I love reading your heart and your thoughts! Oh how I wish we could all sit down together and go through the book. How fun would that be? I'm learning daily to trust in Him as my Jehovah-jireh--He will provide, even when all seems bleak. I'm thankful that the God who loved Abraham enough to give him a son loves me too! What an awesome thought.

  4. “He will speak”. YES. Sometimes it’s hard to be obedient, but He always speaks. Thankful for that truth from you today. I needed it. :)


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