What's in a Name?

#53 Why Can’t We See Our Shocking God?

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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About What’s In A Name? Series

What's in a name? Names identify, explain, and serve to distinguish one from another. What do God's names reveal to us about Him, coming from Him?


What’s the purpose of knowing this strange name El Shaddai, that means ‘field’ and ‘breast?’ To see Him! To in some small degree comprehend His nature.

We need to be shocked into seeing Who our God really is! Most of us believe that God is either poor or stingy. Or that my need is too big for His supply. Or He didn’t come through when I needed Him. Maybe we had a parent like that and we have transferred that miserliness to God.

Why Can’t We See Our Shocking God?

The problem is in us! Not only are we ignorant of His true being, but our very unbelief rests in the proofs before us. His supply goes unnoticed and unacknowledged. And we close our hearts to the great gifts He wants to bestow…

We have yet to comprehend our God Who has everything and gives it all to us. He withheld nothing, even His dearest possession, His only Son!

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
John 3:16 AMPC

Other Devotionals in What’s In A Name? Series

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#52 Commanded to Bear Fruit #51 Unending Multiplication #50 Vision of the Almighty #49 El Shaddai, God's Abundance and Might #48 The Real Taking of God Within #47 Blessings of the Deep #46 Foolish and Weak Yet Chosen #45 The Unfathomable, Mystery God #44 Childish and Untaught #43 Almighty Source of All Things #42 The Source for All Humanity #41 Seed Like Stars and Sand #40 A Staggering Multiplication #39 Abundance of the Triune God #38 God Commands and Completes #37 God of Impossibilities #36 To Live Without Needing God #35 God Almighty Needs no Help #34 God Revealed in His Names #32 Faith is Not an Achievement #31 A Promise is His Command #30 Father of Many Nations #29 Destiny Enlarged by Faith #28 A New Name for Abram #27 The Unstoppable Effect #26 Our Blindness to God #25 Before God Almighty, Abram Fell #24 The Long List of God's 'I Will' #23 Waiting for the End of Effort #22 The Great Possibility #21 A Humanly Impossible Calling #20 Face to Face with Our God #19 Back to His Waiting Arms #18 Clearing the Path to God's Heart #17 Greater Than All We Know #16 The End of Human Effort #15 Numbers in Scripture #14 Treasure Old and New #13 Unending Fellowship with God #12 God Can Begin When We End #11 Price of Failing to Wait #10 Nature and Destiny in the Name #9 Mother of All the Living #8 Unique Identity Lost in the Fall #7 This is Now Bone of My Bones #6 To Name Every Living Thing #5 The Strange Way that Adam is Named #4 Choosing a Name is a Serious Matter #3 The Naming of Creation #2 Nothing Is without a Name #1 What is the Importance of a Name?
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