Monday, December 30, 2013

ARE YOU READY? by Ava Pennington

Every name God calls Himself and every name His people called Him holds clues to who He is, how He relates to His children, and the promises He has made—and kept.

Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, examines the biblical names of God through 366 daily readings and helps readers discover what those names mean for their own faith. It offers you a wonderful opportunity to spend time each day getting to know God more intimately by exploring 122 of His names and attributes. Using three individual devotions for each name, you will discover something new about who God is, who you are, and how you relate to others.

2014 is about to begin. Will you know God more intimately this time next year?

Excerpt from Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, by Ava Pennington

“Are You Ready?”
Attribute: Glory

Exodus 33:12-23

“Give to the Lord the glory his name deserves” (I Chronicles 16:29 GW).

How intimately do you know God? How intimately do you want to know Him?

Moses knew God in a way few other people knew Him. It’s possible for us to know God in a similar way simply by making the same request Moses did. He asked the Lord, “Let me know Your ways that I may know You” (Exodus 33:13).

After God said He would go with Moses and the people, Moses still was not satisfied. He made a bolder request of the Lord: “Show me Your glory!” (Exodus 33:18). Instead of becoming angry with Moses, God granted his request, causing His glory to pass by him.

What is the glory of the Lord? It is the combination of all His attributes. When He passed Moses in the cleft of the rock, God proclaimed His goodness, graciousness, and compassion. God’s glory is who He is. It is impossible to separate His glory from His character and His ways.

As we read God’s Word and spend time with Him in prayer, He opens our spiritual eyes to see His glory in ways we had not previously recognized. Are you ready to see His glory?

Lord God, I want to know Your ways more intimately than I have,
that I may know You.

Have I become complacent in my relationship with the Lord?
How will I look for Him to show me His ways today?
Daily Reflections on the Names of God is endorsed by Kay Arthur, founder of Precepts Ministries, and is available in both softcover and e-book at:

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