Monday, June 15, 2009

I Am that I Am

So what are you calling God these days? Father? Lord? Friend? Best Friend? Are you calling on Him at all?

I’ve noticed that for the most part, the closer I’m feeling to the Lord, the more intimate my name for Him is.

When we haven’t spoken in a while, it’s “Father.” And that’s not bad. He is my Father and always will be. But when we’re tight, like this, (crossing my fingers) then He’s my Precious Lord Jesus.

When I need healing, He is my Jehovah Rophe, the God Who Heals.

When I need to know that He sees me and my broken heart, He is my El Roi, the God Who Sees Me.

When I have need of things that only He can supply, He is my Jehovah-Jireh, The Lord Will Provide.

When the enemy whispers in my ear that I’m not good enough, I remember that God is my Jehovah-Tsidkenu, The Lord our Righteousness.

Are you calling on the Lord? Are you right by His side?

He never moves away from us, but we can certainly move away from Him. I hate it when I do that. But the great thing about God is that He’s always only a prayer away.

All we have to do is call on His Name, and He has many, and He is right there.

What are you calling your God these days?

1 comment:

  1. Most often I call Him Daddy. I never had a great relationship with my dad, and stopped calling him 'daddy' at a young age. But over the last cancer journey, God showed me He loves me better than my best imaginings of a daddy. It's my favorite name for Him, I use it when we're struggling (financially, lately), when I'm remembering how much I love Him...

    Have you ever read "The Shack"? The wife's relationship with 'Papa' was an inspiration for me to start calling God Daddy.



Thanks for sharing!