Similar to God, no matter what we are called, one name, nickname, or title could never encompass all of who we are. Our names simply point to a greater reality. But they are helpful, and often they can describe an attribute of us. So what are some names of God?
I encourage you to jump around in the book of Psalms. There you will find an ample supply of praises to God, describing who God is. For example, Psalm 136: "Praise the Lord, who is so good; God's love endures forever." Some names given to God in the Psalms include: "My safeguard and my fortress," "My deliverer," "My shield," "My champion," and "The maker of heaven and earth." Rest on one of those titles, or go and find one for yourself. Which one speaks to you right now? Whatever you need God to be right now in your life, that is who God is.
Personally I have found the power of using a small portion of scripture as my "anthem" while I'm getting ready, or when I'm driving to hang out with friends. Some that you may find prudent are:
"The Lord is never late, he always provides."
"The Lord knows me and he loves me."
"The Lord is faithful."
These may seem like small, insignificant attributes to give God on the surface. However, when we think about the depth of these words, we realize the truth they contain and how awesome it is that God is EVERYTHING to us. This is especially comforting to know while we live in a world where there is so much that is not good, so much unfaithfulness, and so much sin.
As we get to know God better, we get to know more of characteristics. As we get to know him better, we also fall deeper in love with him. There is always something new to learn about our God, and there are many titles to give him. And perhaps the most wonderful thing about it all is that one word could never fully define God. God, simply put, is everything. And, we are everything to Him.
In Christs' Peace,