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Knowing God My Father: Applying the Names of God to My Personal Life
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Thoughts for Today
Today's scripture is taken from the Genesis account of God telling Abraham to offer his precious son Isaac as a sacrifice. Totally trusting God and his love, Abraham set out to follow his instructions. At the very last moment, God provided a ram for the sacrifice and told Abraham not to harm Isaac. Abraham named the place Jehovah-Jireh, which means the Lord will provide.
God, our Father, cares and provides for his children. Some people have a distorted view of our heavenly Father because their earthly father did not provide for them. Although there are many reasons an earthly father may fail as a provider, God our Father never fails. He always provides for his children. He always meets his children's needs at the right time and the right place.
The Bible says, "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 NIV He will be there when we need him. Now, this does not mean that we are to give God our shopping list of everything we want and expect him to supply. It does mean that as we choose to put him at the center of our lives, he will always provide what we needspiritually, emotionally, relationally, physically and financially. He understands our needs better than we do, and he truly cares. God will always provide his presence, love and consistency. He will never abandon us.
These thoughts were drawn from
Knowing God My Father: Applying the Names of God to My Personal Life by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. This curriculum is designed to help people strengthen their relationship with their heavenly Father by applying His names to their personal life. Along with helping Christians know God better, it can serve as an evangelistic tool by giving a true picture of God to people who may have a distorted view of Him because of an absent or abusive earthly father who did not or does not provide for them. This group can also help men who want to be better fathers. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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