I Sing Praises, Because There is a Name I Can Call On….Regardless of My Need
Hebrews 2:12 (Living Bible/TLB)
12 For he says in the book of Psalms, “I will talk to my brothers about God my Father, and together we will sing his praises.”
Hebrews 2:12 (Young’s Literal Translation/YLT)
12 saying, `I will declare Thy name to my brethren, in the midst of an assembly I will sing praise to Thee;’ and again, `I will be trusting on Him;’
Good Afternoon My Encouragement of Your Journey Family,
I pray that as the sun began to peek through the clouds and God’s grace and mercies were renewed this very morning that you were met with a renewal of your mind and spirit in Christ Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Yesterday, I was cleaning out my phone and came across the meanings for the names of my three gifts from God. It reminded me of a conversation I had earlier this week regarding names that are selected by parents for their children and an email I had sent out a year and a half ago. With a few revisions being made, I wanted to share it again today.
The circumstances that I believed were the premise to the names I gave each of my babies, God revealed to me later on in life, just how He was the driving force and certainly not me in that entire process. All three of my children’s names are tied to their identity, character and/or gifts (which I had no obvious way of knowing as they were still growing in my womb). I worship the Lord and give Him constant praise, honor and glory for be all-knowing.
Just like we have first names, God’s first name is Yahweh or Jehovah. The Hebrew word means “I Am” and comes from the verb which means “to be” or “to exist.” As we speak to one another on a first name basis, we should have a desire to be on a first name basis with God. It is when we seek Him out (regardless of our flaws, weaknesses and shortcomings) with a level of transparency and honesty that God shares with us His last name.
No matter what we’re going through, there is specific name to which we can call out to.
Jehovah Jireh — (Genesis 22:11-14) literally means, “The Lord Provides”. Call out this name, knowing that Our God provides for us. We must never lose sight of the fact that there is not one need that Our Eternal God does not know about. When we are lacking and have a need, BOLDLY call out to God by His name, “Jehovah Jireh”, giving Him the glory in time of need as God, your Provider.
Jehovah Nissi — (Exodus 17:15-16) literally means, “God, My Banner or God My Standard of Victory”. Call out this name, knowing that we will be victorious because the battle is not ours, but the Lord’s. When we are met with spiritual warfare, remember that He is The Eternal God, your banner of Victory. Praise His name and give Him the glory as “Jehovah Nissi”, the One who always gives us the victory through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Jehovah Shalom — (Judges 6:22-24) literally means, “The Lord is Peace”. Call out this name, knowing that anytime we are experiencing worry, fear, anxiety or stress, when we give praise to “Jehovah Shalom”, we are acknowledging that God not only gives peace but that He is our peace as well.
Jehovah Rophe — (Exodus 15:26) literally means, “The Lord who Heals”. The word “Rophe” means cure, heal or restore. Call out this name, knowing that whenever we are emotionally, physically or ill by any other means, there is glory in the name Jehovah Rophe, because God is our Healer. We should praise Him because not only does God heal, but His healing process is constant.
Because of who God has revealed Himself to be, no matter what may rise up against us: whether an area of need where we are seeking His provisions, a struggle or battle where we are seeking victory, an unsettling or worrisome place where we need some peace that surpasses all understanding to be ushered in or an area of healing in some way, shape, fashion or form, call on that first name Yahweh or Jehovah and attach the appropriate last name so that God can come to you just as you are, where you are and meet the needs of your heart.
Although there are many other names that God possesses, I chose to share these four with you. May you be blessed by them.
Today’s song of encouragement is “Because of Who You Are”, by Martha Munizzi. May it minister to you as it does to me.