Wednesday, April 1, 2009

With Only One Word

If you could only describe God using one word, what would that word be?

I was reading 2 Samuel chapter 22 today and it has really stirred up my spirit. Battle after battle had really taken its toll on David. I wrote yesterday how he was to the point of total exhaustion.

But today is a new day! The battle is over and God had granted David and his men victory over all of their enemies.

In typical fashion, King David throws caution to the wind and really gets his praise on.

David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from
the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent men you save me. (vs. 1-4)

  • You can't know Him as rock, if you have never found yourself sinking.
  • You can't know Him as fortress, if you have never found yourself exposed and vulnerable.
  • You can't know Him as deliverer, if you have never felt your backed into a corner with no place to run.
  • You can't know Him as refuge, if you have never found yourself in trouble and alone.
  • You can't know Him as shield, if you have never been under attack.
  • You can't know Him as stronghold, if you have never lost your way.
  • You can't know Him as savior, if you have not recognized you are lost without hope without Him.

Like David, MY God has been ALL of these to me and so much more. The more that I walk with Him, the more that I love Him. The more I know Him, the more I love Him.

If I could only describe God using one word today, that word would be faithful. He is faithful to love, faithful to comfort, faithful to forgive, faithful to encourage, faithful to provide, faithful to bless, faithful!

How about you?


Patty said...

I would say the same thing. Faithful.

Have a blessed day!

petrii said...

What a GREAT post!! God is all I need!!!

Praise His name!!

Have a Blessed day,

Beautiful Grace said...

This is a great post. May I reprint it on my blog, please?

Lisa said...

Beautiful Grace,
Feel free to reprint on your blog.
Blessings - Lisa

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Good question Lisa! As I thought about an answer my first thought was "Awesome". Then I saw your word was "Faithful" and thought, "Ah, yes!" The song "He is Faithful" is one of my favorites. And then I started thinking about the verse, "God is LOVE", and I decided that LOVE is my word to describe God. He loved us so much he provided a way for us to spend eternal life with Him no cost to us! He is faithful to keep all His promises and that is awesome!

God bless!

Crown of Beauty said...

Dearest Lisa,

As I read your post, I felt a "butterfly fluttering" feeling inside of me, that is the closest I can describe it.

It is like my feet were being swept off the ground, and I was entering the presence of a very important person... I know I was encountering truth... and your post so humbly describes it.

Don't want to ruin what I'm still feeling by saying too much. It's awesome. God is too beautiful, too wonderful to be described.