In my Scripture notebook, under the section entitled Father, I have written a definition for “El Shaddai”, one of the many names by which God is known. (I did not indicate from which source this definition came or I would gladly give credit.)
El Shaddai- Our Satisfier, the God of More Than Enough, The Many-Breasted One, The All-Sufficient One, the Nourisher, Strength-Giver, immunity from Satan, comforted by the rhythm of God’s heart, makes us fruitful, multiplying us exceedingly, the tenderness and all-sufficiency of God.
Sometimes, in fact often, we involve ourselves in busy days, even being sure to attend to our prayer life, without truly acknowledging and expressing our love for the Father; without allowing our hearts to be filled with wonder at His goodness – just simply adoration of Him. Placing prayer requests and petitions of need aside, take some time today to quietly fill your heart, your spirit, with the awareness of how much you love the Lord.
Think on His character, on the Truth about God which He has revealed to us in Scripture. Think on “the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience” (Romans 2:4). Think on His faithfulness and trustworthiness to His promises (1 Corinthians 1:9). Think on His compassion (Psalm 86:15). He is merciful, sympathetic, tender and responsive (Luke 6:36). Take the time to do nothing but be with Him and love Him. The Word of God tells us that we are to be “rooted in love and founded securely in love”. (Ephesians 3: 16-18) Send your roots deeper today – establish yourself securely in the love of God, with no other intention than to tell Him how very much you love Him. Selah!
God’s Word on the subject:
Deuteronomy 6:5 1 Chronicles 16:8-10 Ephesians 3:16-18