August -- Names of God – Living God
Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you… Joshua 3:10a
Living comes from the Hebrew word, ehay (khah’ee) and means; alive, fresh, and strong.
I would like to break down each of these incredibly descriptive words. I will use the Webster’s Dictionary (WD) and then my own observations…
Alive ~ WD; living, in force or operation, active: to keep hope alive, alert and sensitive to, aware of.
We can be certain that we are serving a God Who is acutely aware of everything, and that He is sensitive to our hurts, needs, and desires. Our God is ALIVE, and in Him there is abundant hope!
Fresh ~ WD; retaining the original properties unimpaired, not stale or spoiled, not tired or fatigued.
We serve a God that never grows weary of us…no matter how dumb we are or how many times we mess up. He NEVER changes either. He is the same… yesterday, today, and forever! I don’t know about you, but that gives me comfort. Just knowing that God is steady and does not flip flop. He is AWESOME!
Strong ~ WD; very able, of great moral power, courage, powerful, authority, means of prevailing, firm or unfalable under trial.
Our God is very strong…there is none stronger than Him! He is courageous and has all authority. And, He is our Daddy. If God is for you…who can be against you?
The Living God should get you excited! He is kind, sensitive, filled with love and compassion, strong, steady, able, courageous, powerful, the only authority, unfalable, filled with hope, and your Daddy!
Daddy God, You are Awesome! I love You more than anything. I am honored that you have chosen me to be one of Your precious daughters. Help me to remember that You are my Living God and that NONE CAN COMPARE to You! I want my life to reflect Your Greatness! I love You, Daddy. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service, Lara ;) Copyright © Lara Velez, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved