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.


Edie said...

First - *Whatchmacallit* was much easier for my fingers than *because*. ;)

NOW - This was going to be my Random Question this week, SERIOUSLY! Must be that *same dirt* connection. Now I have to come up with a new question, but I do love this question and will have to participate.

Your words spoke to my heart and circumstances tonight. I am always so amazed that He continuously encourages me and keeps me from sinking. He most certainly is my Jehovah-Jireh.

Thank you my friend.

Oh - The spam thing. With all the ways to prevent spam these days I doubt that removing the Word Quiz will harm me at all. I have my email address on my site and haven't gotten spam from that. Also I can delete comments that might be spam so I decided to give it a try. It's a preference thing.

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

You know my sister, I was going to talk about the Provider next week or the Healer but God gave me another....He is Jealous. So that is next week.
Love you!

mamajil said...

Great post! I serves as such a great reminder that he does know everything about us our needs, wants and desires and he has already gone before us and made provision....and you know those times He doesn't answer the way we want...those are the times that he is truly moving on our behalf because he is watching out for us and he knows what we can and cannot handle!

thanks for sharing!

Greg C said...

I already posted for the day so I will put my favorite word here. My favorite word is Emanuel. Whenever I sing that word I get chills. That tells me that God is truly with us. Great post.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Wow, I can see why that particular name has a lot of meaning for you at this point in life. That is wonderful. He is good, all the time.

Tiffanie said...

Thanks for the encouragement today. From time to time we all need a reminder to stop whining because He will and does provide. He knows what we need even before we do!

Thanks for the verse you shared with me. I have a half blank wall in the nursery right now I was saving for when I knew boy or girl and was going to put up some fitting verse, phrase or quote. I think I may use 1 Cor 15:51. Great verse!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Our Lord is amazing! Sometimes I think He does things in HIS time so that we can just stand back and in awe of Him. Thank you, my friend...I needed to hear this today.

Anonymous said...

What a great post! Jehova-Jireh is Awesome. I love "I Am" Sometimes, if we're obedient to "be still and know that I Am God" He can really get us... and in that we can really "get Him." Blessings, Whitney