Devotions, Prayer, Wisdom

Our Father Who IS


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Written by: Marlene Dixon

Our Father who IS.

When we think about who God is, we might take a moment to ponder all of the names that he calls himself, and that his children called him. We could take months to do this, as there are over 80 names of God used in the Bible, but let me share with you just a few, borrowing again from our friend Max Lucado.

He writes:

When you are confused about the future, go to your Jehovah-raah, your caring shepherd.

When you are anxious about provision, talk to Jehovah-Jirah, the God who provides.

Are your challenges too great? Seek the help of Jehovah-shalom, the Lord your peace.

Is your body sick? Your emotions weak? Jehovah-rophe, the Lord who heals you, will see you now.

Do you feel like a soldier stranded behind enemy lines? Take refuge in Jehovah-nissi, the Lord my banner, (the one who fights for us).

Meditating on the names of God reminds you of the character of God. Take these names and bury them in your heart.

God is . . .
the shepherd who guides
the Lord who provides
the voice who brings peace in the storm
the physician who heals the sick, and
the banner over the soldier.

And most of all, he . . . IS.

I wonder where you are today and which of these names stands out. As God stirs your heart, call upon him and claim his characteristics and the promises that go with them.


Our Father who is . . . today we claim you as Jehovah- __________. We thank you for ___________________________, as a part of who you are. We thank you that this aspect of you never changes and that we can call on you new and fresh every morning, expecting that you will meet us, hear us, and respond. . . .


Written by: Marlene Dixon

I am a wife and mother of 3. We live in Texas. I am a professor in sport management and a life-long basketball junkie.


3 Instant Joys

  • Hugs from my kids
  • Handwritten letters/notes
  • “Firsts” for any kid on my team.

2 Hobbies

  • Running
  • Travel

1 Favorite Scripture

  • Philippians 2:3-4


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