Because this blog is Faith~Driven Fiction, Thursday is the faith day while Tuesday is the fiction day. For the last several months, Thursday has generally held a series of studies with the goal of Fathoming God. We’ve been studying the many names that the old Testament stories contain. This next name exhibits the reign of God. Continue reading
On Thursday’s I’ve been focused on fathoming God by investigating His names. If you want to follow the studies completed, you’ll find a list of them under the inspiration link at the top, or you can use this one. Today’s study is over Jehovah Tsidkenu (Sid-canoe). This name of God blows my mind. In my attempt to fathom God, this name seems almost unfathomable. Continue reading
Last week we started the study of the name Jehovah Sabaoth. Seems I’m not the only person who thought that meant Lord of the Sabbath. But it doesn’t. Doesn’t even come close to that title.
I hate missing my post yesterday. It’s funny; I’ve spent the last few months being so proactive so that I had my blogs set up way ahead of time. Now when the pressure is reduced, I let down my guard – go figure!
This week’s name of God has always confused me, just because I never studied it before. I see Jehovah Sabaoth and immediately think “God of the Sabbath.” I think that thought comes from twisting in Christ’s designation as Lord of the Sabbath when the Pharisees confronted Him. But this name of God actually comes from many different references in scripture, one of the first one being 1 Samuel 17:45.
“Peace I leave you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.” John 14:27
Have you ever been the beneficiary of this type of peace? I don’t mean everyday contentment. I’m talking about a supernatural version. The kind of peace that just doesn’t make sense. Stephen facing a stone-wielding angry mob certainly displayed this type of peace as well as other martyrs. But I don’t think we have to be in the act of giving our lives for our faith to glimpse the amazing serenity from the God, Who is peace.
While fathoming our amazing God provides an impossible struggle for our finite minds, analyzing His names through scripture offers glimpses of His amazing character.
A new surrender to the Lord is a beautiful thing. When a heart releases personal desires and expectations. A person lifts up hands, and says, “As You wish, Lord.” Continue reading