Sep 25, 2008
Treats and Traits Thursday -- First Edition!
My dear sister, Rachele (aka Chel - An Abiding Branch), has started a new carnival called Treats & Traits Thursday.
The idea is, in Chel's words, "Blog and say that the Lord is good! Tell us all why He delights your soul and what one of His names means to you." Seriously, His attributes are as endless as His Word! There's plenty to choose from.
If you're not sure where to start, just hop on over to her blog (you can click on her link above or on the picture at the top) and she's got a short list you can choose from. This can and will be a wonderful exercise for any who will attempt it!
Okay, on to my post...
The Name I've chosen for this first Treats & Traits post is "Jehovah-Jireh," which means "the Lord will provide." I have also seen it translated to mean, "the Lord sees and will see to it."
I just love that. For one thing, sometimes I get the image in my head that my God hears me like I hear my kids sometimes...and that He responds in some of the same way. "Oh alRIGHT already!" But He never responds like that.
He sees what we need, and He makes provision for it. He always proves He's making provision before I know about it, too. It's always in retrospect that I can say, "Oooohhhh, I see what You were doing the whole entire time I was whining!"
When will I learn my Lord will always provide?
The credibility of His Name depends on it! He's not going to jeopardize the powerful Name of Jehovah-Jireh by letting little ol' me down. Or you. We might think our need is too small a thing for Him to pay attention to, but the truth is...His Name is on the line.
And as long as we are walking in obedience, He promises He will take care of our needs. (Notice here that I'm not using the word "want." He doesn't promise that we get everything we want, because it's not always what we need.) I'm just sayin'.
But He has done this for us countless upon countless times. He has never, ever, ever left us to hang out to dry. Even today He made a provision for several things all in one act. One act of kindness, mercy, and holy provision.
Because of the arrangement we received today, there are now literally 8 things that have been weighing on me for some time that can now happen. Because of what He provided yesterday. Eight. He saw it, and He provided for it all.
And I never saw it coming.
He's so good! And He sees everything we need. Sometimes He doesn't answer in the way we are expecting, which is why many times we aren't expecting Him to answer.
But He is good and faithful to His Name. Jehovah-Jireh. Oh how I love it so.
What about you? What's a Name and attribute of our God that speaks to you? Post about it and link back to Rachele's blog.