For over a week, God has been telling me to commit one full week to exploring seven of His names. I am very humbled by this, because to me it feels like such a privilege. He has appeared very eager for this portion of the devotionals. When I sat down to decide the seven names to include in this week, He immediately spoke them to me. It was so Him, in fact, that I didn’t even know one of the names was a name of God until He spoke it to me and I looked it up. And with another name, I have woken up several times over the last week with that name in my head and being very stirred by it. So, without further ado, here is the first of the seven we will learn.
El Shaddai means: God Almighty or the All Sufficient One.
As one who grew up in the eighties and nineties, the song El Shaddai by Amy Grant is part of the soundtrack for my life. If you’ve never heard the song, I strongly suggest you give it a listen. Even though, as a child, I didn’t know what that name really meant, it still resonated within me every time I heard or spoke it.
Today, I want to encourage you to meditate on the fullness of this name. God is All Sufficient. What does that mean to you? Where can you place your doubt that God will come through for you, if you truly believe He is El Shaddai.
If you are facing any need in your life right now, whether it’s a physical, spiritual, emotional, or financial need God IS the answer. He can absolutely provide all that you need through His abundance. In other words, in the light of His abundance we have no lack. So, position your heart and mind today, in the Light of the All Sufficient One. He is capable of providing for every need we will ever have. Nothing is outside of His reach. No need or even desire of our heart is unknown to Him. He cares about the little things. He cares about the big things, and He will NEVER let you down. Rest in the wings of an abundant Father today. Feel His provision over every part of your life. He even holds your dreams near His heart. He cares for you.
If a need begins to dominate your day, I encourage you to pray to God and say, “El Shaddai, I know You have all that I need. Right now, I am in need of __________. Thank You for providing all I need to cover that. Help me walk in the confidence of Your abundance over me. You are All Sufficient and I love You, in Jesus name, amen.”
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (El Shaddai) Psalm 91:1
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El Shaddai, walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm My covenant between Me and you and will greatly increase your numbers. Genesis 17:1
The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard from the outer court, as the voice of El Shaddai when He speaks. Ezekiel 10:5