It's Saturday, and I just want to share with you, all that God is to me. He is so much more than our human minds can comprehend at times.
God is My Father: My earthly dad loved his children and grandchildren as much as any one person could. His love bubbled in his personality and sparkled in his eyes. He was always available to lend a hand, give a hug and just be there to love. When he saw a need, he was quick to open his wallet and make sure that need was met. "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" Luke 11:13
God is My Emmanuel: This word means, "God is with me!" I have a promise from God that He will always be with me. Whatever, I face, whatever I go through, God will be right there with me. I know that my God will be with me in life and in death or until the end of time as we know it. I can count on Him at all times! "....and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. " Matthew 28:20
God is My El Shaddai: This word means, "God Almighty!" God is all powerful, He created this world and all that is in it. He nourishes and satisfies my heart and soul, He blesses me abundantly! "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints."
God is My Redeemer: "I owed a debt I could not pay. He paid a debt He did not owe. I needed someone to take my sins way. And now, I sing a brand new song, amazing grace. Christ Jesus paid a debt, He did not have to pay!" This little chorus says it all to me. My God sent His only Son, Jesus to redeem or discharge the great debt I owed for my sins. Jesus paid the price to free me and give eternal life to me! "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth..." Job 19:25
God is My Rock: He is a rock that I can build my life upon. I know that my foundation is firm and unmovable, for He set all things right for me. He freed me from my enemies and pulled me up out of the muck and mire of this world. He set me high upon a rock that will not fail!! My God Lives!! "The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted."
God is My Fortress: God is a shelter, a place of refuge, when I grow weary. He protects me from the ills of this world. He shelters me under His wing, and I find safety in Him. "Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress." Psalm 71:3
My God is Jehovah Jireh: Which means, my God supplies all my needs. I can honestly say, I may not have all I desire... but I surely have all and much more than I actually need. He gives back to me, more than I could ever give away. "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
My God is Jehovah Rapha: Which means, God is my healer. Many of you know I suffer with auto-immune diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Psoriatic Arthritis. I am on chemotherapy which kills my immune system and I seem to pick up every germ in the book. Still, I know my God can heal me! Right now I know His grace is sufficient and He walks with me. My theory is, "You don't ice the cake before it's baked!" I am sure God is also teaching me as I walk this pathway.
Yet, Jehovah-Rapha also speaks to each of us and our need today. We live in a world, where we face problems everyday. I know Jehovah-Rapha can also bring healing to this sick world we live in!
I could go on and on, with all the things God is to me, but I want you to know that He loves you too! He wants to heal your broken relationships, your sickness and the pain from your past. My God, who raised the dead, is ready and able to bring back "life" to families and friendships! Even, though it feels or seems like any kind of reconciliation is impossible and you have seen family or friends forsake you, I am here to say, "God wants to welcome you into His arms and heal all your pain and hurts!"
God is sovereign over all things, He is all powerful and all knowing. We just have to look to His Living Word, see all that He has done, and then believe He is able to do for us as well!
God Bless and Keep you today and always in His care!