To Know Him Is to Trust Him
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 ESV)
Every once in a while, I see a name in my inbox and my heart just skips a beat because I know it’s going to be good. Do you have a friend like that? Someone who almost always brings a boatload of encouragement and laughter? Just their name can cause a smile to cross your lips.
God’s like that.
When you really know Him.
Years ago I did a study by Kay Arthur, Lord I want to Know You, and it changed my perception of God and thus my walk. Learning His various names revealed His character . . . which in turn showed me His heart! Now when I read the Word, it’s taken on deeper meaning and understanding.
We women can be known by different titles (and roles) ourselves. I am called Mom, wife, sister, Lori, Aunt, and Nanna. Not exactly the best analogy, but for me, this is how I think about the various ways He has revealed himself through names: El Roi – the God Who Sees; Jehovah Nissi – The Lord My Banner; Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Who Provides. The name Jehovah in itself denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly. Unceasingly!
When we open the Word and seek Him out, He will reveal himself again and again. With each glimpse of His character, we come to trust Him more, deepening our relationship even further.
Lord, I thank you that you are not a God who hides but one who reveals. Help us to trust in your name and remember that you do not forsake those who seek you. Amen
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