Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Thirty-Seven: Jehovah Jireh

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The Lord Will Provide

Jehovah means, “to become known” and infers a sense of unceasingly revealing new things. The name Jehovah Jireh originated on the mountain of Moriah where God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son of promise Isaac, and then, at the last minute, substituted a ram in place of the child. Literally, in Hebrew, it means “The God who sees to it.”

Because we know God sees us and knows what our needs are we can trust that God will see to our needs. It is not the Lord did provide, but it is the Lord will provide. God’s provision comes entirely from His own resources. It is not dependent at all on what we already have. It is not just a multiplication of our resources. God always provides in His way, in His time, from His own source.

Romans 8:32

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”

Meditations

God is the one who provides all that we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).

Repent of fearing God will not provide for your needs.w
Pray and ask Jehovah Jireh for the faith to believe that He can and He will provide for your needs.
Listen and think about how God’s timing might differ from our timing. If God has not answered your needs yet, what might He be teaching you in the waiting period? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal that to you.
Meditate on all the times God has provided for you in the past, thank Him for all His faithfulness.

Day Thirty-Six: El Olam

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Everlasting God Who Never Changes

Without God revealing His everlasting nature we would never know about it. Olam speaks to all time before and all time after. In a process of self-revelation God revealed more and more of Himself, but El Olam tells us that God is constant. New revelations of His character to us are not changes in His character, but they are evidence of our ever developing intimacy with Him.

God revealed His eternal constant nature to give us comfort in a world that is always changing around us. When there seems to be nothing for us to grasp onto, God’s consistency is always there. It means that God is always available to us.

Psalm 102:27

“But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”

Meditations

Do you feel like God, revealed to us as El Olam, is constant or do you feel like sometimes God changes His nature?

Repent of thinking of God as a human who might change His mind or change His character.
Pray and ask El Olam to show you where He has been constant when you have felt He has been changeable.
Listen and think about the safety there is in the constant nature of El Olam. Let the Holy Spirit reveal to you where He wants you to know you are safe.
Meditate on what we know of God through history revealed in the Bible or in your life. How can knowing His constant nature change the way you think about the future?

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