The Names of God
I loosely try and use the Lord's prayer as a model in the morning for my own prayers - at least lately. See this link for previous prayer patterns I've practiced (love that alliteration). More specifically, I've been considering who God says He is - how He's revealed His greatness through His name to me personally - and thanking Him for that. Hallowed (or great) be Your Name... I've found this combination of thankfulness and remembering His greatness to me particularly potent in a positive way.
The Bible actually focuses a lot on God's names. Often there are phrases like 'bless the name of the Lord', 'for your namesake' and, like above 'hallowed be Your Name.' Names carry an enormous significance in the Bible. Many of the different names of God in the Bible came from different people's experiences with God and actual 'revelations' they had of who God is. Essentially they're saying 'I experienced the living God in this way...'
As I consider the kaleidoscope of all the different names of God from the Bible, I find God is ready and more than able to meet my needs for living, anywhere, anytime. God the Seer, God of ages, God the healer, God my peace, God with me, God of all comfort, God the provider, God my hope and protector, etc.
So what are some of the names of God that I remember and I'm specifically thankful for?
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