Thursday, March 6, 2008

"A" Words

Freedom's Call is reading through and concentrating on the names, attributes and titles of God right now. The booklet we are using has 365 of them listed in alphabetical order. I haven't made it through the A's yet.

When Jill first gave us the booklet, I immediately read the whole list A - Z and internally had a holy fit. Words like Abba Father, Counselor, Friend, Hiding Place, I AM, Joy, Mediator, Near, Peace, Protector, Song, Sustainer, Trustworthy, Victorious Warrior....Oh goodness it was enough to set me on fire! It was so exciting, comforting, and fulfilling reading all these descriptions of God. MY God. Our God.

I am using this list as I pray. Asking God to show me what it is about Himself that He wants me to focus on. Like I said, I haven't made it out of the A's yet.

There are 25 "A" words. All of which speak something to me personally, but there are two that continue to stand out in my life right now.

First there is ABLE. He is Able. My God is Able to handle whatever happens today. He is Able to heal what's broken or ill. He is Able to restore what seems to be past the point of restoration. He is Able. Not much else needs to be said does it?! ABLE. Four letters that come together to form one word that so beautifully describes our God.

Second is ADEQUACY. I struggle with feeling like I am not adequate enough to do the things God has called me to. I find myself thinking, "How in the world can I homeschool these girls?" or "I can't lead these women in worship, I just don't have what it takes..." "I can't...." How I dislike those words. "I" can't do a thing in my own strength, but I KNOW that I CAN do all things because God gives me strength. He is ADEQUATE, more than adequate to handle everything that He calls me to. He's showing me that when He calls me to something, He will give me just what I need for that calling. Why? Because He can. My worth, my adequacy is found in HIM. I will not find it in a title or a position and certainly not in public opinion, but in Him.

He is ABLE to be my ADEQUACY in all things.

8 comments:

Carol said...

Goodness! I've gotta get that book! I LOVE to read about the names of God.

Amy Wyatt said...

Echo Carol. I would love to know the name of that book. I read Praying the Names of God not long ago and loved it.

DeAnna said...

Oh girl! You just don't know how very much I needed to read about those two words today!!!!! Thank you!

Heather said...

Oh, I'm so very grateful that He is ALL of those...and yes, the fact that He is Able and Adequate is such an encouragement! By the way, I noticed a book at the check-out at Wal-Mart about the names of God. I don't remember the author, but it looked like a good book.

Fran said...

I'm just gonna focus on those two lovely words today! He is able and adequate.

Blessings dear friend~

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That is good stuff girl! Love it.
Much love,
Angela

BethAnne said...

I need that book too!!!! I was looking for a detailed list of the names of God for a class I was leading a couple of months ago.

jenmom said...

Steph,
I am about to jump right out of my skin!!!!! I wish I was right there with you and the rest of Freedom's Call!!! I have been on a mad hunt for some literature that concisely gives the names and attributes of God and have found some things I am using! The Father has led me to desire and seek to really know Him on a deeply personal level by looking at His names and attributes! Oh I can't believe this. What book are you guys using? I am wondering if its the one I have. It sounds similar. Let me know what you guys are using and I am rejoicing to know you are on a similar journey as myself. Love you girl!