Discovering God’s Names: Because He’s the Alpha & Omega, We Need Not Fear

photo credit: 2015-10-28 fin via photopin (license) “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Rev. 22:13, NASB In the writing world, many beginnings and endings occur. The way an article, a chapter—or in my case, a lesson—starts and finishes is of utmost importance. In fact, the entire book should draw the reader in immediately, retain his/her interest throughout, and close so the reader is satisfied but wanting more. Did you know Jesus is the beginning and the end? […]

Discovering God’s Names: Yahweh-Shalom

photo credit: Mirrors Grain 20110510_51 (1) via photopin (license)   “And the LORD said to him, ‘Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.’ Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD and named it The LORD is peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.” Judges 6:23-24, Nasb On my way out of the grocery story, the news headline, “Pray for Peace,” caught my eye. Quickly the thought crossed my mind, “Without Jesus, there is no peace.” Everywhere […]

Discovering God’s Names: Yahweh-Rohi

photo credit: Maaaa via photopin (license)   “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1, Nasb Life is a journey… Even more, I believe the Christian life is a journey. As we travel from the point of salvation toward the day we’re in Christ’s presence, we encounter various terrains. Whether our path is smooth and uncluttered or complicated and treacherous, we need a Shepherd. (Click to tweet) David, the beloved psalmist, realized this truth even before he ascended the throne. Amidst the perils he suffered from King […]

Discovering God’s Names: It’s Wonderful

photo credit: _MG_6592-00 via photopin (license)   Dear Readers, Sometimes it’s good to pause. Breathe. Allow truth to sink in. And I hope this post inspires you to do just that. Over the past several months, we’ve been discovering different names of God that explain His character’s various aspects. Like diamond facets, these names sparkle in their display of WHO He is. The God of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of you and me—possesses such an infinite character that numerous names are attached to Him. At […]

Discovering God’s Names: Savior of the World

Image by Brennan Wickham. Used with permission. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.   “And they were saying to the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.’” John 4:42, NASB Savior of the world … this One … we have heard for ourselves and know. She went to the well to draw water but ended up being drawn to Christ. He engaged her […]

Discovering God’s Names: El-Shaddai

  “From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you…” Genesis 49:25, NASB Dear Friends, Several days ahead of time, I consider which name of God to write about. I recently decided on El-Shaddai for this particular post. And oh, it’s so appropriate for what’s going on in my life right now. Today, hospice approved my beautiful mom for a transitional bed. Depending on her condition, she can stay at the Hospice home for 2-3 weeks. If she improves, we’ll […]