El-Shaddai – God, the All-Sufficient One While El Shaddai is often translated “God Almighty,” it may have been more nuanced in the original Hebrew. Some say it is derived from the word “sadu” which means mountain and conveys the idea of towering strength. Others believe it came from “shad” meaning “breast.” In that scenario it … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 3
Category: The Truth About God
Journal page For instructions on using the journal pages, go here. By all accounts, Moses’s time on Mt. Sinai with God was wonderous. Paul tells that when Moses came down from the mountain, his face was still so bright with the reflection of God’s glory that he wore a veil so that followers could bear … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 2
The arrival of May got me thinking about the seasons. The weather changes, but the seasons remain the same, year after year, century after century. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Predictable. Unfailing. We have been talking about the lies we believe about God and this reminded me of another one: He is capricious and unpredictable. In … Continue reading Choose Life!
There is a prevalent fear among Christians that we can lose our salvation by failing to ask forgiveness for misdeeds. This sentiment was expressed by a reader who commented on a previous post, “[My childhood prayer] seemed to set up the idea that my salvation was in question. Every night the same question and hope … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
In the last post, we talked about the lies that hold us back from reaching our full potential. Specifically the lies we believe about God and our relationship to Him. When lies are repeated over and over, they start to sound like truth and we incorporate them into our belief system and worldview. From there, … Continue reading God’s Not Mad at You