The God Who Seeks

When I was reading through Genesis 16 for the previous post on the name of God: El-Roi, a note I made in the margins said, “My sweet, seeing and speaking God is also a seeking God (Gen. 3:9).”  I couldn’t not follow up with this Scripture / truth.  Our God is not only the God … Continue reading The God Who Seeks

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El-Roi

This name of God comes from the story Hagar in the wilderness in Genesis 16.  Abram (later to be called Abraham) had been told by God that he'd become a great nation, but at this point, Sarai (later to be called Sarah) his wife was getting old.  She doubted that her husband's lineage would continue … Continue reading El-Roi

Jehovah Nissi

Not far after the story that gave us the name “Jehovah Rapha” is the one that gives us another name of God: “Jehovah Nissi.”   Jehovah Nissi - the Lord your Banner. This name comes from Exodus 17:8-16.  This is the story of Moses holding the staff of God over his head to give the … Continue reading Jehovah Nissi

When the Shower Becomes Your Sanctuary and Your Kitchen Becomes Your Place of Worship

The kids are screaming and you feel messier on the inside then you look on the outside.  Your husband finally gets home from work and you hand over mommy-duty so you can have 5 minutes of peace.  You jump in the shower and as the warm water washes off the smell of spit up and … Continue reading When the Shower Becomes Your Sanctuary and Your Kitchen Becomes Your Place of Worship

Sought Out

It was one of those days.  It was overcast outside.  I wanted to do something, but I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do.  I was just in a funk.  While my night-shift-working husband was in bed, I hopped in and said, “I need affirmation.”  He patted my leg.  Thanks, babe! I was beating … Continue reading Sought Out