The unchanging attributes of God and His character provide a foundation of strength for our faith.
Each day this week, choose one of the names of God from the following list. Look up the Scripture for that name, reading carefully. Read the verses before and after as necessary to understand the context.
Take the time to personalize the verse.
- Jehovah-nissi – The Lord My Banner (Exodus 17:15)
- Jehovah-jireh – The Lord Provides (Genesis 22:14)
- Jehovah-rapha – The Lord Heals (Exodus 15:26)
- Jehovah-rohi – The Lord My Shepherd (Psalm 23)
- Jehovah-shalom – The Lord Our Peace (Judges 6:24)
- Jehovah-tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 33:16)
- Jehovah-shammah – The Lord Is Present (Ezekiel 48:35)
Review these questions and reflect on them for each attribute of God:
- What is true about God according to this verse?
- Where else have I seen this in Scripture? (Use a cross reference if needed.)
- Do I ever struggle with this concept?
- Why is this attribute important?
- Why are you like this, God?
- When have you demonstrated this to me?
Quietly offer up questions like these:
- What do you want me to know personally about this?
- In what ways have I failed to understand this or live it?
Slow your mind and seek to rest in what you are gleaning from these verses. Wait in God’s presence.
Take some time to be very honest with God. Share failures, sins, discouragements, and unbelief. Confess your doubts and your desires, in light of what He has revealed.
Complete any of the following thoughts that reflect your heart.
- God, because this is true, I can . . .
- God, because this is true, I will . . .
- God, because this is true, I no longer fear . . .
- God, because this is true, I am . . .
- God, because this is true, I give . . .
- God, because this is true, I face this day . . .
Write out what God has shown you and how it impacts your relationship with Him in your prayer journal.
Content taken from The Soul at Rest: A 40-Day Journey Into a Life of Prayer, by Tricia McCary Rhodes. Copyright © 2018. Used by permission of NavPress represented by Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries. All rights reserved.
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