Saturday, August 31, 2019

Writers' Devotion - Hallowing/Honoring the Names of God

by Elva Cobb Martin

Jesus said we should pray, "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name."

Did you know God has revealed His nature, power, and purpose through various Hebrew names He gave Himself in the Bible narrative? As a writer I am much interested in names and their meaning. So I love studying and confessing God's wonderful Hebrew names and their meaning.

A great way for me to enter prayer times as a writer is to confess and thereby hallow or honor the powerful names of God and God Himself. This is a great way to enter into His courts with praise.

Here's a short list that I lift up my hands and confess at the beginning of my private prayer and worship times, before I list my petitions:

Yahweh - I AM the God who is present and active  (Ex. 3:14 to Moses)
Elohim  - the Creator of heaven and earth, might and strength. (Gen. 1-2)
El-Shaddai - the God Almighty of blessings (Gen.28:3)
Adonai - my Lord, Master, Owner, revealed in Jesus, the same yesterday, today                        and forever.
Jehovah-Jireh - Who sees my need and provides. (Gen.22:8 Isaac spared, ram                           provided)
Jehovah-Rapha - my Healer and who makes bitter experiences sweet.                                       (Ex.15:26)
Jehovah-M'Kaddesh - the Lord my Sanctifier. You've set me apart to Yourself
Jehovah-Nissi - You are my victory! When the enemy comes in like a flood,
                     You lift up a standard against him. (Ex. 17:15 Moses against the
Jehovah-Shalom - You are my peace. (Judges 6;23,24 Gideon)
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - You are my Righteousness through Christ
Jehovah- Roi - You are the God who sees me and my need. (Gen. 16 Hagar)
Jehovah- Rohi - You are my Shepherd. I shall not want any good thing.
Jehovah-Shammah - You are always with me, and will never forsake me.
El-Elyon - You are the Most High God, the first cause of everything, the Great                   God, the Living God, the Merciful God, Truth, Justice and Perfection.

Thanks for stopping by. Do you have another favorite name of God to add to this list? Please share by clicking on the small icons below.

Have a blessed, safe Labor Day weekend,
Elva Martin

Elva Cobb Martin is Vice President of the SC Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is a former school teacher and a graduate of Anderson University and Erskine College. She has two inspirational novels published with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas. Summer of Deception, a contemporary romantic suspense, and an historical romance, In a Pirate’s Debt. Both have spent time on Amazon’s 100 Best Sellers List for Women’s Religious Fiction. She has indie published a Bible study on Amazon, Power Over Satan, on the  believer's authority in Christ. Decision, Charisma, and Home Life have carried Elva's articles. She and her husband Dwayne are semi-retired ministers. A mother and grandmother, Elva lives in South Carolina. Connect with her on her web site, Twitter; Facebook;  and Pinterest  
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