Friday, July 18, 2014

Names of God 2014 vol.3

Sweet girls, thank you for being dedicated to our study!  I love seeing things from you guys about where the Lord has you.  If you’re behind, don’t sweat it.  This is about genuine fellowship with the Lord.  If you need a few days to get through one “day” of the study, do it!  This is about you and Jesus.  We are just here for encouragement. 

I just love this study so much.  There is so much richness here that I know I won’t fully grasp until I need that name of God.  Until I’m in the place where I’m crying out for Him in that intimate, personal way.  I love that these names can be so personal to us.  I might cry out to Him as Jehovah and you might be El Roi.  Wherever we are, God is there.  That’s comfort. 

Something that I feel I needed more than anything this week is the reminder that the Lord is Adonai.  He is Master.  Sometimes my prideful, I-want-my-own-way heart has a problem submitting to the Master.  And then I read verses like in Matthew 7 where Jesus says, “You may call me ‘Lord’ but I do not know you.  Depart from me your workers of iniquity.”  WOW.  To know that many will face God one day and say, ‘But, I know you” and God says He does not know you.  When I hear the word of God and do not act on it, my words “Lord, Lord” are absolutely empty.  When I do not act on the word, I am being disobedient to my Master.  There’s so much in my life that I want to control.  That I want to have my hands in.  The Lord is reminding me almost daily that I have no control.  I cannot manipulate Him into giving me what I want or what I think will keep my life all nice and tidy.  I want to fully embrace the plan my Master has for me, even if it looks different than what I think it should.  Ultimately, I am called to obedience.  I am called to bless the name of the Lord and glorify Him with my words and my actions.  My obedience shows who my Master is.  

Is it me?  Or is it God?

This is something I’m struggling through, but I’m thankful the Lord is revealing places in my heart than need a bit of a makeover.  I’d love for you to comment or link-up (NEW LINK UP!!!!) with Rachel and me and share what the Lord has been doing.  So thankful for you and proud of you for sticking through.  Love you girls. 

3 comments:

Rachel said...

"Wherever we are, God is there. That's comfort." OH YES. How true and profound is this? It's really struck me lately that God is ALL OF THESE THINGS all the time.

I find myself putting God in a "box" sometimes. Making Him into what I need at that time, or what I think I need, at least. And that's so shameful of me--God is so much more than that. He IS my master, and His plan is so much greater. Why can't I grasp that sometimes? I am so stubborn and I hate that. But I'm working on it...and working on calling Him as my Adonai. Blessed by this and by you. You mean the world to me, friend!

Claire Voss said...

I felt like I was cruising right along with everything Kay was covering until we reached God being Adonai. Then the whole reality of Him being Master over my life,over everything demands such obedience, which is definitely not something that comes natural to me. It's so much easier to see the Lord as a God who sees. It's comforting, really. I'm so thankful for the reminder that in order to see Him and know Him as all that He is, we must first recognize Him as Adonai, our Master. Praying that He will show us more of what that looks like throughout the rest of this study.

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