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I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty’—but I did not reveal my name, Yahweh, to them. – Exodus 6:3 (NLT)

He has revealed His names to us and recently in my studies I’ve been reading about the names of God and that we should use His name as we pray. Just as we love to hear our names called by our loved ones, how He must love to hear us call Him by His name! El Shaddai, El Elyon, Adonai, Yahweh, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah-Raah, Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Shammah, Jehovah Tsidkenu, Jehovah Mekoddishkem, El Olam, Elohim, Qanna, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Shalom and Jehovah Sabaoth are some of the many names of our Father.

He knows you and me by name, and if you’re a child of God, He has your name written on the palm of his hand. “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands……” – Isaiah 49:16 (NLT). How wonderful to know that He loves us so much that our names are written on His palms! Not only that, we will eventually have a new name that He gives us. “….And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it. – Rev. 2:17 (NLT).  Wow! He knows each of His children so well that He will give each of us a new name engraved on a white stone. A name that only He and I will understand. The Bible doesn’t tell us any more, but perhaps the name will be based on our personalities or how our walk has been with Him. What a loving Father we have!

As He knows you so well, are you going to get to know Him as well? Will you join with me in learning His names and calling Him by name when you pray?

El Shaddai,

You alone are El Elyon and I praise Your name! Thank You for Your love and for writing my name on the palms of Your hands. No one can erase it or take it from me and I thank You for being my Yahweh. Father may I learn Your names and commit them to memory so that I can call You by name when I talk with You. Thank You for Your love, mercy and grace.

In Jesus’ Name – Amen

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